Altus received $562.087.73 in 3 percent local sales tax collections, compared with $517,130.25 for the same period last year. The November distribution of sales tax collections by the O.T.C. primarily represents local tax receipts from September sales. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay electronically. The money they reported represented sales from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
Blair and Duke joined Altus on the gainers list for the month, while Eldorado and Olustee had declines.
Among other towns and cities in Southwest Oklahoma, those showing increases for the latest reporting month included Granite, Hobart, Hollis, Lone Wolf, Mangum and Tipton.
Showing dropoffs were Frederick Gould and Roosevelt.
Jackson County sales tax collections based primarily on September retail business totaled $103,977 compared with $96,726 for the same month a year ago.
Greer, Harmon and Kiowa counties also showed gains, while Tillman had a decline.
The city of Altus use tax collections for the period totaled $22,655 which compares with $16,784 for the same month in 2005.