Moore Tax Receipts Up As City Continues Recovery

Sep 13, 2013

Loading supplies for disaster relief - May 23, 2013
Credit Kerry Rodtnick / University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Leaders in Moore say tornado recovery efforts have caused sales tax collections to skyrocket in the city.

The Norman Transcript reports that Moore received more than $2.6 million in total sales tax from the Oklahoma Tax Commission in September. That includes general fund receipts, which are up more than 12 percent from last year.

City Manager Stephen Eddy calls the numbers "amazing" and says rebuilding efforts from the May 20 tornado are likely responsible.

In nearby Norman, tax collections are also up from last year. The city says a boom in storm shelters is likely the cause of an increase in use tax collections. The city says Norman has issued 32 permits for storm shelters in the past month.