Sales tax back up in Northwest Arkansas

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

Fayetteville, Springdale and Bentonville stayed up, while Rogers was back in the black. Last month was the first decline for Rogers in over two years.

Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting about a little over $1.8 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.4 million, while Springdale collected $1.1 million, and Bentonville collected $841,000.

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.

April sales tax revenue is collected in May and delivered in June.

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $1,728,770 for a 4.43 percent increase from last year, a difference of $73,371.

Rogers collected $1,441,059, a $32,694 increase over last year when the city received $1,408,365.

Springdale received $1,127,360 for a 10.27 percent increase from last year, a difference of $105,012.

Bentonville collected $841,751, a $175,031 increase from last year when the city received $666,720.

2017 Totals

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville