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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's September 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 1% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in August from transactions made primarily in July. The sales tax check was $4,630,225, compared to the budgeted amount of $4,602,405. When comparing to the same month last year, September receipts were up $734,005, or 19% over September of last year. On a year-to-date basis, revenues are up 8% over budget, or $817,556. 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.