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HARMON ELECTRIC & WESTERN FARMERS PAY $471,106 IN TAXES TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS


Electric Cooperative together delivered Gross Receipts Tax checks to 10 school districts in Oklahoma and Property Tax checks to 3 school districts in Texas. T e amount of the tax paid to each school district depends on the total number of miles of power lines the two cooperatives have in each school district. Although HEA and WFEC are non-profi t corporations, and


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which withholds 5% for collection and handling, for distribution to the school districts. T e following is a breakdown of the dollars paid to the school


districts by Harmon Electric Association and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative:


OKLAHOMA


Beckham County Merritt Sayre Erick


Greer County Granite


Mangum


Harmon County Hollis


Jackson County Blair


Duke


Eldorado Olustee


TEXAS


Childress County Wellington ISD


Hardeman County Chillicothe Quanah ISD


HEA........................................................44 HEA........................................................51


HEA......................................................655 WFEC................................................4,764


HEA.................................................16,945 WFEC..............................................70,702


HEA.................................................38,291 WFEC..............................................41,523


HEA.................................................54,820 WFEC..............................................57,899


HEA...................................................1,928


HEA.................................................13,750 WFEC..............................................63,421


HEA.................................................16,040 WFEC..............................................33,267


HEA...................................................8,993 WFEC..............................................45,502


HEA......................................................857 HEA......................................................231


HEA...................................................1,423 TOTAL.....................................471,106


In 2015, Harmon Electric Association and Western Farmers


therefore do not pay income tax, they do pay many diff erent taxes, including the Gross Receipts Tax in Oklahoma and Property Tax in Texas. T e Gross Receipts Tax is sent to the Oklahoma Tax Commission,


HARMON ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC 114 North First Hollis, OK 73550


Operating in


Beckham, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Greer Counties in Oklahoma and Hardeman and Childress Counties in Texas


Member of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives National Rural Electric Cooperative Association National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. Oklahoma Rural Water Association, Inc.


HARMON ELECTRIC HI-LITES - Lisa Richard, Editor The Harmon Electric Hi-Lites is the publication of your local owned and operated rural electric cooperative, organized and incorporated under the laws of Oklahoma to serve you with low-cost electric power.


Charles Paxton ......................................................................................... Manager


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Pete Lassiter ..................................................................................................District 1 Jim Reeves ....................................................................................................District 2 Lee Sparkman ...............................................................................................District 3 Braden Cunningham ......................................................................................District 4 Burk Bullington ..............................................................................................District 5 Jean Pence ....................................................................................................District 6 J. R. Conley ...................................................................................................District 7 Charles Horton .............................................................................................. Attorney


Monthly Board of Directors meetings Held Fourth Thursday of Each Month


IF YOUR ELECTRICITY GOES OFF, REPORT THE OUTAGE


We have a 24-hour answering service to take outage reports and dispatch service- men. Any time you have an outage to report in the Hollis or Gould exchange area, call RXU RI¿ FH DW


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TO REPORT AN OUTAGE, CALL 688-3342 or 1-800-643-7769 ANYTIME


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