Sales tax revenues up in Fayetteville and Rogers

Sales tax receipts were up in two of the four major cities across Northwest Arkansas this month.

Fayetteville and Rogers were up about 4 and 7 percent, respectively, from April 2015 revenues, while Springdale and Bentonville saw declines.

Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, however, collecting $247,000 more than Rogers, $633,000 more than Springdale, and nearly $1 million more than Bentonville.

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $1,655,399 for a 4.2 percent increase over last year, a difference of $67,188.

Rogers collected $1,408,365, a $96,036 increase over last year when the city received $1,312,329.

Springdale received $1,022,347 for a 2.7 percent decrease from last year, a difference of $28,546.

Bentonville collected $666,720, a $246,554 decrease from last year when the city received $913,273.

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.

April sales tax revenue is collected in May and delivered in June.

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville