The City of Springfield received a higher than expected sales tax revenue check from the state.
The check from the Missouri Department of Revenue was $3,571,433, just over $270,000 more than the city had budgeted for the month. That is an increase of 8 percent over the budgeted figure.
The city for the year to date is up 2.72 percent over budget projections.
The check, which reflects sales in December processed in January by the state, is actually lower than last year’s check. In February 2018 the city received $3,717,693, meaning the 2019 check is $146,260 less.
Sales tax and use tax make up about 56 percent of city revenue.