Sales tax revenues were up in all four major cities across Northwest Arkansas.
Fayetteville received $1,557,435 for a 6.85 percent increase over last year, a difference of $99,834. It was a bounce-back month for Fayetteville, which was down last month for the first time since January.
Rogers collected $1,225,950, a $78,558 increase over last year when the city received $1,147,392. Rogers now has a nine-month streak of positive receipts since January compared to the same months last year.
Springdale received $998,562 for a 17.09 percent increase over last year, a difference of $145,773. Springdale is the only major city in Northwest Arkansas with positive figures all year compared to the same months in 2013.
Bentonville collected $881,493, a $62,230 increase over last year when the city received $819,262. It’s the third straight month of positive receipts for Bentonville, which has seen only five months of positive figures all 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 by the Fayetteville Flyer represent the 1 percent going into general funds.
Sales tax revenue delivered in December reflects October sales tax collected in November.
Source: City of Fayetteville