Sales tax up in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers

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

Fayetteville was up 3.8 percent over September 2015 revenues, while Rogers and Springdale were up 4.3 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively. Bentonville reported a 3.8 percent decrease.

Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting nearly $1.77 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.45 million, while Bentonville collected nearly $1.22 million, and Springdale collected $1.07 million.

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $1,765,981 for a 3.84 percent increase over last year, a difference of $65,378.

Rogers collected $1,454,981, a $59,925 increase over last year when the city received $1,395,056.

Springdale received $1,070,941 for a 2.48 percent increase over last year, a difference of $25,901.

Bentonville collected $1,219,250, a $47,448 decrease from last year when the city received $1,266,698.

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.

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville