Sales tax revenues back up in NWA cities

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

Fayetteville and Rogers remained positive, while Springdale and Bentonville both showed increases over November 2015 revenues after reported declines last month.

Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting $1.7 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.5 million, while Springdale collected about $1.2 million, and Bentonville collected just under $900,000.

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.

November sales tax revenue is collected in December and delivered in January.

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $1,729,396 for a 3.38 percent increase over last year, a difference of $56,463.

Rogers collected $1,511,394, a $160,102 increase over last year when the city received $1,351,292.

Springdale received $1,175,727 for a 12.2 percent increase over last year, a difference of $127,874.

Bentonville collected $886,077, a $164,188 increase from last year when the city received $721,889.

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville