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Nevada sales tax up 4.7 percent from year ago

Nevada sales tax up 4.7 percent from year ago

CREATED Aug 27, 2014

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada's taxable sales rose 4.7 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago, led by an 8 percent gain in Clark County and a 7.3 percent increase in Washoe County.

The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday that taxable sales totaled nearly $3.1 billion in Clark County and $565 million in Washoe County. The statewide total was $4.2 billion.

Sales jumped a whopping 74 percent to a total of $14.6 million in Storey County, where several new warehouses and distribution centers recently have opened and ground has been broken for the possible site of electric car-maker Tesla Motor's new lithium battery plant.

The biggest declines were 47 percent in Nye County, 46 percent in Mineral County and 34 percent in Churchill County.