Sales tax receipts remained up in all four of the major cities across Northwest Arkansas this month.
Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville each showed increases for May collections.
Fayetteville was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting about $1.7 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.5 million, while Springdale collected $1.4 million, and Bentonville collected $1.2 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.
May sales tax revenue is collected in June and delivered in July.
Here are the specifics:
Fayetteville received $1,820,472 for a 4.91 percent increase from last year, a difference of $85,247.
Rogers collected $1,549,678, a $35,237 increase over last year when the city received $1,514,442.
Springdale received $1,406,727 for a 18.2 percent increase from last year, a difference of $216,570.
Bentonville collected $1,204,854, a $252,106 increase from last year when the city received $952,748.
Source: City of Fayetteville