Sales tax receipts were up in three of the four major cities across Northwest Arkansas this month.
Fayetteville and Springdale were up less than 1 percent over March 2015 revenues, while Rogers was up nearly 10 percent and Bentonville reported a 14.3 percent decrease.
Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting $120,000 more than Rogers, over $600,000 more than Springdale, and $727,000 more than Bentonville.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,660,305 for a 0.8 percent increase over last year, a difference of $13,077.
Rogers collected $1,540,021, a $139,511 increase over last year when the city received $1,400,510.
Springdale received $1,058,105 for a 0.2 percent increase over last year, a difference of $1,984.
Bentonville collected $932,544, a $155,787 decrease from last year when the city received $1,088,331.
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