Sales tax collection in Northwest Arkansas’ four major cities saw increases this month.
Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers each had rises with positive sales tax numbers, and Bentonville bounced back after a nearly 6 percent drop last month.
Fayetteville received $1,483,153 for an 11.9 percent increase over last year, a difference of $157,641.
Rogers collected $1,123,302, a $85,928 increase over last year when the city received $1,037,374.
Springdale received $966,085 for an 18.7 percent increase over last year, a difference of $152,269.
Bentonville collected $854,057, a $91,811 increase over last year when the city received $762,246.
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.
January sales tax revenue is collected in February and delivered in March.
Source: City of Fayetteville