Sales tax revenues up in Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville

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

Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville each showed increases for October collections, while Fayetteville showed a slight decline over the same month last year.

Fayetteville, however, was at the top of the list for total revenues, collecting $1.7 million in general fund tax dollars. Rogers collected $1.4 million, while Springdale collected $1.2 million, and Bentonville collected about $960,000.

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.

October sales tax revenue is collected in November and delivered in late December.

Here are the specifics:

Fayetteville received $1,714,428 for a 0.8 percent decrease from last year, a difference of $14,045.

Rogers collected $1,472,794, a $18,447 increase over last year when the city received $1,454,347.

Springdale received $1,202,734 for a 5.8 percent increase from last year, a difference of $66,064.

Bentonville collected $959,381, a $26,372 increase from last year when the city received $933,009.

2017 Totals

2016 Totals

2015 Totals

Source: City of Fayetteville