Education sales tax increases


The education sales tax figures in January show an increase from December in all of the three area school districts in Pottawatomie County that receive it and for the DA Justice Center, the Pottawatomie County Treasurer’s office reports.

The figures for January are based on retail sales throughout the county during November of 2020.

The Pottawatomie County education sales tax of .495 percent went into effect July 1, 2016 following approval by county voters in November of 2015.

The November taxes were submitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in December and distributed back to the county in January.

County Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported the January amount for the McLoud School District is $50,147.28. In December, the figure was $47,103.28. That’s an increase of more than $3,000.

McLoud received a total of $548,173.80 from the tax in 2020.

Dale School District’s January amount is $23,925.04. The December check was for $22,472.76.

Dale’s amount from the tax in 2020 totaled $259,185.45. The figure for the North Rock Creek School District in January is $27,030.82. In December, it was $25,390.01. Total for 2020 from the

Total for 2020 from the tax was $265,099.28.

The Justice Center’s check in January is $3,932.25. The amount in December was $3,599.62. The total in the calendar year 2020 for the Justice Center from the sales tax was $41,420.47.

The amount directed monthly to each of the schools’ accounts is based on average daily attendance from last year that is submitted to the county treasurer each August. The amounts schools are now receiving are based on the 2019-2020 school year, Magnus said.