Sales tax revenue up in Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale

Sales tax deliveries were up in three of the four major cities across the region.

Revenues were up slightly in Fayetteville this month, while Rogers and Springdale saw bigger leaps. Collections were down in Bentonville for the fifth month this year.

Fayetteville received $1,482,131 for a 1.13 percent increase over last year, a difference of $16,522.

Rogers collected $1,250,032, a $131,965 increase over last year when the city received $1,118,067.

Springdale received $975,854 for an 8.19 percent increase over last year, a difference of $73,877.

Bentonville collected $697,319, a $147,071 decrease over last year when the city received $844,390.

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 by the Fayetteville Flyer represent the 1 percent going into general funds.

Sales tax revenue delivered in September reflects July sales tax collected in August.

July 2014 Sales Tax Revenue (delivered in September)

City July 2013 July 2014 Change
Fayetteville $1,465,610 $1,482,131 +1.1%
Rogers $1,118,067 $1,250,032 +11.8%
Springdale $901,976 $975,854 +8.2%
Bentonville $844,390 $697,319 -17.4%

Source: Staff report

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