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Taxable sales mostly higher in March

A 25.2 percent increase in Carson City's largest sales tax generator - car sales - was offset by a 30 percent decrease in general merchandise stores in March.

The two effectively canceled each other out, leaving Carson's taxable sales up 3.8 percent.

Car sales finished up $3.6 million to $17.6 million. General merchandise stores finished down $4.3 million at just over $10 million.

But increases in several other categories such as specialty trade contractors -up 81 percent to $1.5 million - helped Carson finish ahead of March 2011.

Businesses reported a total of $64.5 million in taxable sales.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 30, 2012 03:58AM Published May 30, 2012 03:57AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.