CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Taxable sales in Nevada jumped 6.2 percent in July, with the gains fueled by strong sales of vehicles, construction and manufacturing.
The Department of Taxation reports taxable sales totaled $3.7 billion, on which the state collected $294 million in gross sales and use taxes. Revenues were up 5.8 percent compared with July 2012.
Still, the portion that goes to the state general fund is lagging about $2 million below projections made in May.
Sales in Clark County were up 5 percent in July, while Washoe County posted a nearly 8 percent gain.
In all, 12 of Nevada's 17 counties saw higher sales activity in July.
Statewide, sales of vehicles and parts were nearly 21 percent, while machinery manufacturing rose 40 percent. Construction sales were up 16 percent.
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