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April 16, 2014

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Nevada taxable sales up 6.1 percent in October

CARSON CITY — Taxable sales in Nevada rose 6.1 percent in October, the 40th straight month of increases.

The state Department of Taxation reported Tuesday that sales reached $3.8 billion, compared to $3.6 billion in October 2012. Strong performances in furniture and car sales were reported.

The department reported that the state’s share of sales taxes collected rose to $75.1 million, up 3 percent.

Taxable sales, one indicator of the economy, increased in ten of the 17 counties. Clark County posted an 8.3 percent increase to $2.8 billion.

Home furnishing sales statewide jumped 8.6 percent, and car sales rose 7 percent. Bar and restaurant sales were up 2.5 percent, while sales of clothing increased 0.5 percent.

Sales in Washoe County were up a 9.2 percent and sales in Carson City increased 4.7 percent. Storey County registered the biggest gain in taxable sales — 46.8 percent.

Elko County had the largest decline at 22.6 percent.

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