Sales tax revenues back up in all major NWA cities

Sales tax receipts were back up in all four of the major cities across Northwest Arkansas this month.

Fayetteville and Rogers were up about 7 and 13 percent, respectively, from May 2015 revenues, while Springdale and Bentonville were back in the black.

Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting $220,000 more than Rogers, $545,000 more than Springdale, and $782,000 more than Bentonville.

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $1,735,225 for a 7 percent increase over last year, a difference of $114,155.

Rogers collected $1,514,442, a $182,257 increase over last year when the city received $1,332,184.

Springdale received $1,190,157 for a 5.3 percent increase over last year, a difference of $60,191.

Bentonville collected $952,748, a $56,061 increase from last year when the city received $896,687.

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.

May sales tax revenue is collected in June and delivered in July.

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville

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