Sales tax receipts were up in three of the four major cities across Northwest Arkansas this month.
Fayetteville, Springdale and Bentonville each rises for March sales, while Rogers was slightly down. It’s the first decline for Rogers in over two years.
Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting nearly $1.8 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.5 million, while Springdale collected $1.2 million, and Bentonville collected $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.
March sales tax revenue is collected in April and delivered in May.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,791,831 for a 7.92 percent increase from last year, a difference of $131,526.
Rogers collected $1,532,953, a $7,068 decrease over last year when the city received $1,540,021.
Springdale received $1,224,859 for a 15.76 percent increase from last year, a difference of $166,754.
Bentonville collected $1,103,334, a $170,790 increase from last year when the city received $932,544.
Source: City of Fayetteville