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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's August 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 11% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transactions made primarily in June. The sales tax check was $2,513,058, compared to the budgeted amount of $2,274,134. When comparing to the same month last year, August receipts were up $112,353, or 5% over August of last year. On a year-to-date basis, revenues are up 9% over budget, or $603,000. 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 417-864-1339 or Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or 417-380-3352.