The Fort Smith city sales tax revenue for October was 44 percent more than last October and 3.6 percent above the revised budget for the month, according to an email from Jennifer Walker, the city's finance director.

"The large increase in October 2016 vs. October 2015 is due to the very large amended tax return that was filed in October 2015 by a company outside the city limits that had previously been reporting and paying city sales tax. This is an anomaly and should not be considered a trend," according to the email.

The city sales tax revenue to date is 4.7 percent above last year and 1.7 percent above revised budget, according to the email. The total revenue to date is $595,907 more than the revised budget estimate.

The city’s share of the county sales tax for October was 5.6 percent more than last October and 4.3 percent above the revised budget, according to the email. The city’s share of county sales tax to date in 2016 is 3.5 percent above last year and 1.8 percent above budget. The total revenue to date is $247,181 more than the revised budget estimate.