Sales tax revenue up in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers

Sales tax revenue was up this month in three of the four largest cities in Northwest Arkansas. Only Bentonville reported a drop in collections compared to the same month last year.

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 here represent the 1 percent going into general funds.

Sales tax revenue delivered in February reflects December sales tax received in January.

December sales tax collections

City December 2011 December 2012 Change
Fayetteville $1,661,249 $1,757,007 +5.76%
Springdale $907,684 $916,049 +0.92%
Rogers $1,305,100 $1,466,092 +12.34%
Bentonville $1,009,904 $936,369 -7.28%

Source: Staff report