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, Springdale and Rogers remained positive, while Bentonville showed a decrease of about 11 percent over December 2015 revenues.

Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting $2 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.9 million, while Springdale collected about $1.2 million, and Bentonville collected nearly $1.1 million.

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.

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

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $2,051,090 for a 1.35 percent increase over last year, a difference of $27,352.

Rogers collected $1,932,728, a $261,496 increase over last year when the city received $1,671,232.

Springdale received $1,174,236 for a 3.76 percent increase over last year, a difference of $42,565.

Bentonville collected $1,096,311, a $137,905 decrease from last year when the city received $1,234,216.

2017 Totals

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville