Some numbers were up while others were down when it comes to communities in Garvin County and the sales tax revenues each received in October.

Pauls Valley led the way for area cities netting a gain compared to revenues distributed this time last year by the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Three other cities saw the numbers fall with the hardest hit being Wynnewood.

The tax numbers continue to look good for Pauls Valley after a total disbursement this month of $283,700, which measures out to a gain of nearly $27,000, or 10.4 percent.

The numbers were also up for Pauls Valley’s use taxes, which had a hike of $2,300 after a distribution of $16,900 for the month.

Some healthy gains, percentage wise, came in three other area communities.

In Lindsay, an increase of $14,000, or 10.4 percent, was seen in October after a total disbursement of $148,600.

The numbers weren’t so kind for Lindsay’s use taxes, which had a total of $10,123 — a decrease of $2,900.

A nice gain of $3,749, or 23.2 percent, came in Elmore City. The revenue total was nearly $19,900.

A new use tax in Elmore City also netted a disbursement of $587.82 for the month.

Not far behind was Maysville, which received a tax distribution of $22,700 for the month — a hike of $3,481, or 18.1 percent, over the numbers in October 2004.

The largest drop in the area came in Wynnewood, where a revenue disbursement of $37,400 represented a decrease of $5,300, or 12.5 percent.

Wynnewood’s use taxes looked much different with a total of $3,200 — an increase of $2,300.

A decrease of nearly 30 percent was seen in Paoli after a monthly distribution of $3,300. The total represents a drop from last year of $1,400.

Paoli’s use tax total of $252.94 was on the up side by $188.

A smaller drop — $579 or 2.1 percent, to be exact — came in Stratford after a disbursement of $25,900.

The disbursement of city sales tax collections to 498 cities and towns totaled more than $96.4 million and showed an increase of $6.6 million from the amount distributed to 497 communities at this time last year.

The use tax distribution of $6.1 million went to 316 cities.

In county returns, a total of 70 Oklahoma counties shared in a sales tax disbursement of over $17.8 million. Garvin County currently does not utilize a county tax.

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