Tax Receipts Slide 1 Percent in March

by Jeff Della Rosa (JDellaRosa@nwabj.com) 55 views 

Sales tax receipts in Arkansas cities and counties decreased less than 1 percent in March to $101.14 million, from $101.41 million in the same month last year.

Receipts from March sales in cities and counties were distributed at the end of May, according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

In Washington County, receipts increased about 1 percent to $3.92 million, from $3.88 million. County sales rate is 1.25 percent.

Benton County saw an increase of nearly 3 percent to $3.87 million, from $3.76 million. Its tax rate is 1 percent.

Sebastian County’s receipts dropped more than 4 percent to $2.55 million, from $2.67 million. Tax rate is 1.25 percent.

Crawford County had a more than 2 percent decrease to $972,819, from $994,507. Its rate is 1.75 percent.

Pulaski County, receiving the most of any county in the state, saw a 6 percent decline to $7.01 million, from $7.46 million. Its rate is 1 percent.

Fort Smith’s receipts decreased 7 percent to $3.55 million, from $3.81 million.

Fort Smith and the following six cities have a 2 percent sales tax rate.

Fayetteville’s receipts edged up less than 1 percent to $3.42 million, from $3.40 million.

Rogers recorded a nearly 10 percent increase to $3.17 million, from $2.89 million.

Springdale pulled in about the same amount as last year at $2.18 million.

Bentonville’s receipts fell more than 14 percent to $1.92 million, from $2.24 million.

Siloam Springs had a more than 11 percent boost to $636,414, from $570,983.

In Van Buren, receipts dropped almost 2 percent to $638,514, from $649,972.

Little Rock, with a 1.5 percent tax rate, had a more than 11 percent decline in receipts to $6.14 million, from $6.92 million, but still received the most of any city in the state.

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