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 April reflects February sales tax received in March.

February sales tax collections

City February 2012 February 2013 Change
Fayetteville $1,370,602 $1,371,829 +0.09%
Springdale $828,763 $834,571 +0.7%
Rogers $969,897 $1,089,713 +12.35%
Bentonville $694,382 $671,902 -3.24%

Source: Staff report