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Rogers Sales Tax Revenue In Double Digits, Others Drop

Posted: January 24, 2014 at 5 a.m.

A Rogers official said she was pleased with a double-digit increase in sales tax revenue this month compared to last year. Other major cities in the area didn’t fare as well.

At A Glance

Sales Tax Project

The Streamline Sales Tax Project is a multistate project to standardize tax policy throughout the U.S. to get Congress to pass legislation requiring mail order and Internet retailers to charge sales tax. Rebates are part of the Streamline Sales Tax Project.

Before Jan. 1, 2008, county and city taxes throughout Arkansas were only charged on the first $2,500 of any invoice. That cap no longer exists for individuals because of the project requirements. However, the cap still applies to businesses’ purchases through a rebate from the Department of Finance and Administration. The business owner must pay the sales tax, then file for a rebate within six months of the invoice date. Walmart files for rebates, but city officials never know when the rebate will hit.

Source: Staff Report


By The Numbers

January Sales Taxes

City20132014Percentage ChangeYTD

Bentonville$776,256$680,070 -12

Rogers$1,093,137$1,245,277*+14

Springdale$840,460$808,255*-4

Fayetteville$1,451,566$1,463,225*+0.8

Siloam Springs$225,004$247,600*+10

Bella Vista$103,915$103,188*-0.7

Lowell$188,325$234,316*+24

Source: Staff Report

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