Sales tax receipts were down in three of the four major cities across Northwest Arkansas this month.
Fayetteville, Springdale and Bentonville each saw a decline for February sales, which were far above average during the same month last year. Rogers, which had a fairly normal February in 2016, was not down this year.
Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting $1.6 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.4 million, while Springdale collected almost $1.1 million, and Bentonville collected about $933,000.
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.
February sales tax revenue is collected in March and delivered in April.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,630,235 for a 3.62 percent decrease from last year, a difference of $61,248.
Rogers collected $1,375,353, a $53,664 increase over last year when the city received $1,321,689.
Springdale received $1,080,220 for a 3.69 percent decrease from last year, a difference of $41,405.
Bentonville collected $932,899, a $61,961 decrease from last year when the city received $994,860.
Source: City of Fayetteville