Sales tax collection in Northwest Arkansas’ four major cities continues to rise this fiscal year.
Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers each had positive sales tax numbers, and Bentonville saw its fourth consecutive increase after starting the fiscal year with a nearly 6 percent decrease.
Fayetteville received $1,588,211 for a 7.61 percent increase over last year, a difference of $112,250.
Rogers collected $1,312,329, a $128,046 increase over last year when the city received $1,184,283.
Springdale received $1,050,893 for a 10.51 percent increase over last year, a difference of $99,931.
Bentonville collected $913,273, a $198,918 increase over last year when the city received $714,355.
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.
April sales tax revenue is collected in May and delivered in June.
Source: City of Fayetteville