GROVE – The amount of sales tax and use tax dropped again in September for the city of Grove.

Sales tax collected from July 16 to July 31 and estimates sales from August 1 to August 15 on the city’s 3.4 percent sales tax resulted in a $492,568.92 distribution from the state in that time period, a decrease from $535,278.23 the city received in July through August of last year. Grove’s city use tax fell from $30,604.81 to $19,630.33.

Countywide, Delaware County saw a decrease in the monthly distribution, according to the figures published in a monthly report released from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The county’s .9 percent sales tax netted a monthly distribution of $239,513.93 compared to $240,209.54 received by the county for the same period last year.

The monthly distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commissioner primarily represents local tax receipts reported.

Monies received by cities and counties from sales tax help fund capital improvements.

This September, the state distributed $115,171,775 in sales tax collections to 505 cities and towns. That amount was an increase of $5,756,673 from the $109,415,102 distributed to 505 cities and towns in September last year.

A use tax collected on outside sales resulted in a September disbursement of $8,504,261 shared by 371 cities and towns.

In county returns, 74 counties shared in a $24,512,920 sales tax disbursement. A use tax disbursement of $1,642,491 was distributed between 69 counties.

The following list includes sales and use tax rates for area cities and towns along with the amount of the September disbursements:

Adair (4%) - $18,956.81 down from $20,350.05; $2,732.27 up from $1,104.62

Afton (3%) - $21,709.58 up from $21,700.00; $2,082.77 up from $1,536.92

Bernice (3.5%) - $17,037.02 down from $19,532.95; $955.83 up from $508.48

Big Cabin (2.5%) – $11,786.46 up from $11,357.38; $1,251.89 up from $365.46

Colcord (3%) - $5,610.58 up from $4,920.87; $1,665.92 up from $1,465.80

Commerce (3%) - $16,855.85 down from $21,519.91; no use tax

Disney (3.875%) - $6,531.78 up from $6,379.29; $247.28 up from $96.86

Fairland (3%) - $16,933.33 down from $24,148.57; $1,931.96 down from $1,984.98

Grove (3.4%) - $492,568.92 down from $535,278.23; $19,630.33 down from $30,604.81

Jay (3%) - $78,706.70 up from $64,420.26; $4,543.96 up from $3,183.69

Kansas (3%) - $10,944.03 down from $12,964.01; $1,683.95 up from $185.74

Ketchum (3%) - $12,396.44 up from $9,282.95; no use tax

Langley (3%) - $90,219.59 up from $85,590.15; no use tax

Miami (3%) - $391,532.23 down from $411,005.90; $23,602.77 down from $23,914.38

Oaks (3%) - $988.80 up from $870.79; no use tax

Quapaw (3%) - $4,464.92 down from $6,967.94; $1,244.54 up from $0

Spavinaw (3%) - $3,277.90 down from $3,361.67; $587.98 up from $369.16

West Siloam Springs (3.75%) - $28,405.20 up from $16,557.23; $277.28 up from $242.20

Area counties received the following:

Craig (2%) - $230,769.33 up from $207,073.66; $20,761.43 up from $9,084.74

Delaware (1%) - $239,513.93 down from $240,209.54; $9,193.93 down from $14,772.24

Mayes (1.375%) - $399,063.55 up from $376,926.30; $19,641.29 up from $15,441.94

Ottawa (1.1%) - $243,148.50 down from $252,626.80; $15,53