CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Taxable sales in Nevada were up 7.2
percent in March over the same month last year, thanks in part to big gains in purchases of vehicles, home furnishings and building material and garden equipment.
A report released Tuesday by the Nevada Departments of Taxation says merchants statewide sold $3.9 billion in goods, on which the state collected gross revenue of nearly $300 million.
But sales in Clark County, the state's largest that includes Las Vegas, were up only about 2 percent for the month. Washoe County in northern Nevada reports sales were up 3 percent.
March marks the 21st consecutive month of improved sales statewide.