May Receipts Rise Throughout State

by Jeff Della Rosa (JDellaRosa@nwabj.com) 59 views 

Sales tax receipts for May increased across the state and throughout Northwest Arkansas.

Statewide, receipts rose more than 5 percent to $102.7 million, up from $97.4 million in May 2015.

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration released May sales tax receipts July 25.

Washington County saw its receipts rise nearly 6 percent to $4.16 million, from $3.93 million. The county’s tax rate is 1.25 percent.

Benton County’s receipts jumped over 9 percent to $3.87 million, from $3.55 million. The county has a 1 percent tax rate.

Sebastian County’s was up nearly 4 percent to $2.6 million, from $2.51 million. Tax rate is 1.25 percent.

Crawford County had receipts increase more than 4 percent to $981,697, from $940,063. Its tax rate is 1.75 percent.

Pulaski County, with the most of any county in the state, received a 1 percent increase in receipts to $6.89 million, from $6.81 million. Tax rate is 1 percent.

Fort Smith receipts were nearly flat at $3.61 million, up from $3.58 million. Fort Smith and the following six cities all have a 2 percent tax rate.

Fayetteville posted a more than 7 percent increase in receipts to $3.57 million, from $3.34 million.

Rogers’ receipts rose more than 13 percent to $3.12 million, from $2.74 million.

Springdale saw receipts jump 5 percent to $2.45 million, from $2.32 million.

Bentonville receipts were up 6 percent to $1.96 million, from $1.84 million.

Van Buren received a nearly 2 percent increase in receipts to $617,342, from $605,393.

Siloam Springs’ receipts soared 13 percent to $656,044, from $578,477.

Receipts for Little Rock, with the most of any Arkansas city, were slightly up to $6.16 million, from $6.13 million. The city has a 1.5 percent tax rate.

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