Sales tax revenues were up in all four major cities across Northwest Arkansas last month.
After ending the previous month with a decrease, Bentonville received its highest total in the history of the city. Fayetteville and Rogers showed the second-largest increases, while Springdale’s increase was the smallest than the same month last year.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,700,603 for an 8.71 percent increase over last year, a difference of $136,314.
Rogers collected $1,395,056, a $139,670 increase over last year when the city received $1,255,385.
Springdale received $1,045,040 for a 6.1 percent increase over last year, a difference of $60,110.
Bentonville collected $1,266,698, a $459,663 increase from last year when the city received $807,035.
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.
September sales tax revenue is collected in October and delivered in November.
Source: City of Fayetteville