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.
Source: City of Fayetteville