Sales tax collection in Northwest Arkansas’ four major cities continues to rise this fiscal year.
Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers each had rises with positive sales tax numbers, and Bentonville saw its third consecutive increase after starting the fiscal year with a nearly 6 percent decrease.
Fayetteville received $1,647,228 for a 8.62 percent increase over last year, a difference of $130,695.
Rogers collected $1,400,510, a $153,739 increase over last year when the city received $1,246,771.
Springdale received $1,056,121 for a 12.23 percent increase over last year, a difference of $941,066.
Bentonville collected $1,088,331, a $274,740 increase over last year when the city received $813,591.
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.
March sales tax revenue is collected in April and delivered in May.
Source: City of Fayetteville