Sales tax receipts were up in three of the four major cities across Northwest Arkansas this month.
Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers each showed increases for September collections, while Bentonville remained down for the second month in a row.
Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting $1.8 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.6 million, while Springdale collected $1.2 million, and Bentonville collected about $907,000.
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.
September sales tax revenue is collected in October and delivered in late November.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,796,566 for a 1.73 percent increase from last year, a difference of $30,584.
Rogers collected $1,635,301, a $180,320 increase over last year when the city received $1,454,981.
Springdale received $1,231,221 for a 14.8 percent increase from last year, a difference of $160,280.
Bentonville collected $907,681, a $311,569 decrease from last year when the city received $1,219,250.
Source: City of Fayetteville