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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's December 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up less than 1%, or $5,911, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in November from transactions made primarily in October. The sales tax check was $4,146,749, compared to the budgeted amount of $4,140,838. When comparing to the same month last year, December receipts were up $59,076, or 1% over December of last year. On a year-to-date basis, revenues are up 3% over budget, or $551,553. 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.