Sales tax revenues were down in three of the four major cities across Northwest Arkansas compared to the previous month.
Fayetteville, Springdale, and Bentonville all showed declines, while Rogers was the only major city to see an increase for January revenues.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,415,958 for a 4.5 percent decrease over last year, a difference of $67,195.
Rogers collected $1,186,390, a $63,088 increase over last year when the city received $1,123,302.
Springdale received $959,908 for a 0.6 percent decrease over last year, a difference of $6,176.
Bentonville collected $771,121, an $82,935 decrease from last year when the city received $854,057.
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.
January sales tax revenue is collected in February and delivered in March.
Source: City of Fayetteville