Nevada sales jump 9 percent in September

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Updated: 11/25/2013 11:03 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Taxable sales in Nevada jumped 9 percent in September over the same month a year ago as consumers spent more on construction projects, wining, dining and home furnishings.

A report Monday by the state Department of Taxation shows merchants statewide sold $4 billion in taxable goods in September, on which $319 million was collected in taxes.

In Clark County, sales totaled nearly $3 billion, up 10.5 percent over September 2012. Washoe County in northern Nevada saw an increase of 10.7 percent in sales activity.

Big gains were reported in sales in construction categories and at bars and restaurants, food and beverage stores and manufacturing.

For the fiscal year that began July 1, the portion of sales taxes that goes to the state general fund is $7.2 million below projections.


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