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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's January 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 13%, or $462,680, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in December 2015 from transactions made primarily in November 2015. The sales tax check was $3,943,872, compared to the budgeted amount of $3,481,192 When comparing to the same month last year, January receipts were up $234,960, or 6% over January of 2015. On a year-to-date basis, revenues are up 3% over budget, or $786,513. 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.