Sales tax revenues back up in all major NWA cities

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

Fayetteville was up 5.6 percent from July 2015 revenues, while Rogers and Springdale were up 10.4 percent and 11.2 percent, respectively, and Bentonville bounced back from being down over 17 percent last month.

Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting nearly $280,000 more than Rogers, almost $530,000 more than Springdale, and $750,000 more than Bentonville.

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $1,728,258 for a 5.6 percent increase over last year, a difference of $91,676.

Rogers collected $1,448,344, a $136,193 increase over last year when the city received $1,312,152.

Springdale received $1,199,148 for an 11.2 percent increase over last year, a difference of $120,615.

Bentonville collected $978,254, a $124,275 decrease from last year when the city received $853,978.

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.

July sales tax revenue is collected in August and delivered in September.

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville