Sales tax revenue rises in major northwest Arkansas cities

Sales tax revenue was up again this month in the four major northwest Arkansas cities compared to the same period last year.

Bentonville continued its comeback with a second monthly increase in a row after reporting back-to-back down months for February and March sales.

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 July reflects May sales tax received in June.

May sales tax revenue

CityMay 2012May 2013Change

Source: Staff report