Sales tax revenues up again in Northwest Arkansas

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

Fayetteville was up 2.1 percent from August 2015 revenues, while Rogers and Springdale were up 6.4 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Bentonville had its second positive month in a row after being down over 17 percent two months ago.

Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting nearly $1.77 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.43 million, while Springdale and Bentonville each collected about $1.16 million.

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $1,771,387 for a 2.07 percent increase over last year, a difference of $35,998.

Rogers collected $1,431,214, a $86,424 increase over last year when the city received $1,312,152.

Springdale received $1,161,042 for a 10.98 percent increase over last year, a difference of $114,829.

Bentonville collected $1,157,689, a $258,635 increase from last year when the city received $899,054.

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.

August sales tax revenue is collected in September and delivered in October.

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville

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