Nevada taxable sales continued to increase in June
CREATED Aug. 29, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Taxable sales in Nevada increased in June for a 24th consecutive month amid increased demand for vehicles and durable goods.
The Nevada Department of Taxation on Wednesday also reported a big increase in tax revenue from utilities. Las Vegas-area water customers are paying higher rates following a recent rate hike. Statewide taxable sales by utilities were up 215 percent in June compared to a year earlier.
Statewide gross revenue from sales and use taxes totaled $302 million in June, up 6 percent compared to June 2011.
Taxable sales by motor vehicle and parts dealers were up more than 17 percent. Durable goods taxable sales increased more than 16 percent.
Thirteen of Nevada's 17 counties reported year-over-year taxable sales increases, with decreases in Eureka, Lyon, Pershing and White Pine counties.