Sales tax revenue up in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville

Sales tax revenue was up this month in three of the four largest cities in Northwest Arkansas. Only Springdale 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 March reflects January sales tax received in February.

January sales tax collections

City January 2012 January 2013 Change
Fayetteville $1,304,815 $1,424,472 +9.17%
Springdale $812,080 $784,254 -3.43%
Rogers $926,597 $1,070,159 +15.49%
Bentonville $893,281 $1,078,177 +20.70%

Source: Staff report