Sales tax revenues were up in three of the four major cities across Northwest Arkansas last month.
Fayetteville and Rogers showed the largest increases, while Springdale received less than 1 percent more than same month last year. Bentonville saw its fourth month of negative figures this year.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,735,389 for a 4.87 percent increase over last year, a difference of $80,661.
Rogers collected $1,344,790, a $70,156 increase over last year when the city received $1,274,634.
Springdale received $1,046,213 for a 0.32 percent increase over last year, a difference of $3,318.
Bentonville collected $899,054, a $30,957 decrease from last year when the city received $930,011.
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.
August sales tax revenue is collected in September and delivered in October.
Source: City of Fayetteville