FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's May 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 12%, or $334,570, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in April from transactions made primarily in March. The sales tax check was $2,455,820, compared to the budgeted amount of $2,790,390. When comparing to the same month last year, May receipts were down $145,452, or 6% under May of 2015. On a year-to-date basis, revenues are up 4% over budget, or $1,480,843. 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 60% of revenue in the General Fund comes from sales tax and use tax. ### For more information, please call Mary Mannix Decker, Finance Director, at 417-864-1399 or Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or 417-380-3352.