Sales tax receipts were up in two of the four major cities across Northwest Arkansas this month.
Fayetteville and Rogers were up about 4 and 7 percent, respectively, from April 2015 revenues, while Springdale and Bentonville saw declines.
Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, however, collecting $247,000 more than Rogers, $633,000 more than Springdale, and nearly $1 million more than Bentonville.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,655,399 for a 4.2 percent increase over last year, a difference of $67,188.
Rogers collected $1,408,365, a $96,036 increase over last year when the city received $1,312,329.
Springdale received $1,022,347 for a 2.7 percent decrease from last year, a difference of $28,546.
Bentonville collected $666,720, a $246,554 decrease from last year when the city received $913,273.
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