Sales tax revenue was up this month in three of the four major Northwest Arkansas cities compared to the same period last year.
Bentonville and Springdale saw the highest increases, while Rogers was up only slightly and Fayetteville had a decrease of less than one percent.
Fayetteville received $1,465,610 for August sales for a 0.09 percent decrease over last year, a difference of $1,277.
Rogers received $1,118,067 for August sales for a 2.16 percent increase over last year, a difference of $23,588.
Springdale received $901,976 for August sales, a $71,295 increase over last year when the city received $830,681.
Bentonville received $844,390 for August sales, a $79,904 increase over last year when the city received $764,486.
Each city collects a 2 percent sales tax. One percent goes into a general fund. The other 1 percent goes toward repayment of bonds. The numbers reported here represent the 1 percent going into general funds.
Sales tax revenue delivered in September reflects July sales tax collected in August.
July sales tax revenue
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Source: Staff report