Collections in July 2017 were up $18.362.66 — $525,973.28 compared to $507,010.62 for July 2016.

MIAMI – For the sixth time in the past seven months, sales tax collections from a year ago in Miami show an increase.

Collections in July 2017 were up $18.362.66 — $525,973.28 compared to $507,010.62 for July 2016.

Use tax collections also are up by $9,562.87. July collections were $32,454.55 and $22,891.95 for the same timeframe a year ago.

However, the July numbers for Miami marks the third straight month in a row in 2017 where there has been a decrease.

Collections were $545,262.28 in May and $537,499.93 in June.

Use taxes are functionally equivalent to sales taxes. They are typically levied upon the use, storage, enjoyment, or other consumption in the state of tangible personal property that has not been subjected to a sales tax.

The July distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from May business.

Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay electronically.

The monies they reported this period represent sales from May 16 to May 31 and estimated sales from June 1 to June 15.

Commerce, North Miami, Wyandotte, and Bluejacket showed decreases in sales tax collections.

Bluejacket was down by only $174.43.

Commerce was down $4,372.98, North Miami by $755.05 and Wyandotte, $2,491.35.

In addition to Miami, Afton, Fairland, Peoria, Quapaw, and Welch showed increases in sales tax collections.

Ottawa County sales tax collections were $276,621.32, up $30,031.49 from $253,633.91 in July 2015.

Craig County collections were $253,84301 in 2017 and $223,811.52 in 2016, a bump of $30,001.49.

Collections in Delaware County showed an increase of $1,489.51 — $448,525.87 in 2017 and $428,216.69 in 2016.

The disbursement of $146,492,067 in sales tax collections returned to the cities and towns reflected an increase of $10,292,526 from the $136,199,541 distributed to the cities and towns in July last year.

The use tax disbursement to cities and towns was $13,968,896.

In county returns, the counties shared in a $26,336,968 sales tax disbursement and a $2,707,465 use tax disbursement.

The following list includes sales and use tax rates and sales and use tax collections:

Afton (3 percent) — $29,878.67, up from $25,414.02; $10,669.45, up from $3,059.41

Commerce (4 percent) — $25,376.44, down from $29,749.42; $1,605.62, up from $917.19

Fairland (3 percent) — $19,917.64, up from $18,337.41; $3,015.30, down from $3,491.60

Miami (3 percent) — $525,973.28, up from $507,010.62; $32.454.82, up from $22,891.95

North Miami (3 percent) — $2,132.31, down from $2,887.36; no use tax

Peoria (1 percent) — $556.68, up from $194.56; no use tax

Quapaw (3 percent) — $7,757.77, up from $6,012.47; $2,815.34, up from $1,396.17

Wyandotte (3 percent) — $6,444.56, down from $8,935.91; $1,133.37, up from $349.26

Ottawa County — 276,621.32, up from $253,633.91

Bluejacket (2 percent) — $1,188.95, down from $1,363.38, no use tax

Welch (2 percent) — $8,749.79, up from $8,442.22; $1,008.44, up from $446.62

Craig County — $253,843.01 up from $223,811.52;

Delaware County — $448,525.87, up from $428,216.69