City of Springfield, Mo. April sales tax revenues up

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (News Release) -- The city of Springfield’s April sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8.6 percent, or $309,247, compared to April 2018. The check was $3,905,148, compared to the April 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3,595,901.

On a year-to-date basis, sales tax revenues are up 3.29 percent, or about $1,247,908 compared with the same time frame in 2018.

The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transactions made primarily in February.

The city heavily relies on sales tax revenues as its main source of revenue to fund vital services, such as police and fire operations. In Springfield, approximately 56 percent of revenue comes from sales tax and use tax.