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County tax revenue down from 2012

Clinton received $87,750 in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax, collected in January and reported in February.

Shirley received $2,791 from its 1 percent tax, and Fairfield Bay got $23,905 from its 1.5 percent sales tax.

Van Buren County has two 1 percent sales taxes, one for general revenue and one dedicated to construction bonds for the hospital.

The general revenue tax is divided among the county and its four incorporated towns based on population. Those figures for the same period are: Van Buren County, $263,962 (includes both taxes); Clinton, $23,448; Damascus, $2,253; Fairfield Bay, $19,420; and Shirley, $2,622. Year-ago figures were: Van Buren County, $267,436; Clinton, $23,756; Damascus, $2,285; Fairfield Bay, $19,675; and Shirley, $2,657.

Figures are provided by the Arkansas Municipal League.

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