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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's August 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2%, or $41,007, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transactions made primarily in June. The sales tax check was $2,481,202, compared to the budgeted amount of $2,522,209. When comparing to the same month last year, August receipts were down $31,856, or 1% under August of 2015. 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 David Holtmann, interim Finance director, at 417-864-1632 or Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or 417-380-3352.