Sales tax collection in Northwest Arkansas’ four major cities saw slight increases this month.
Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers each had rises with positive sales tax numbers, with Bentonville seeing its second consecutive rise after a beginning the fiscal year with a nearly 6 percent downfall over the same month in the previous year.
Fayetteville received $1,459,355 for an 0.2 percent increase over last year, a difference of $2,714.
Rogers collected $1,171,077, a $23,278 increase over last year when the city received $1,147,799.
Springdale received $914,548 for an 2.1 percent increase over last year, a difference of $18,442.
Bentonville collected $843,828, a $34,218 increase over last year when the city received $809,610.
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.
February sales tax revenue is collected in March and delivered in April.
Source: City of Fayetteville