CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Taxable sales in Nevada rose 3.7 percent in August over the same month a year ago, with big gains reported in sales of construction, accommodations and vehicles.
A report released Monday by the Department of Taxation shows Nevada merchants sold $3.8 billion in goods on which the state collected $297 million in gross sales and use taxes. Tax collections were up 3.1 percent.
Sales in Clark County were up 3.6 percent, while sales in northern Nevada's Washoe County climbed 6.6 percent.
Statewide, eight of Nevada's 17 counties recorded increased sales activity.
Big gains were posted in construction-related sales, which were up nearly 21 percent. Home furnishings rose 10.4 percent while accommodations saw a 31.6 percent increase.
Sales of vehicles and parts were up 10.1 percent.
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