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State’s taxable sales up 7.6 percent in August

Taxable sales in Nevada jumped 7.6 percent in August compared with the same month a year ago, as several sectors reported greater demand for items such as cars and durable goods like appliances, the Department of Taxation reported Thursday.Nevada merchants sold nearly $3.7 billion of goods in August, on which the state collected $288 million in sales and use taxes. The tax collections are an 8.5 percent increase from a year earlier.August marked the 26th month of increased sales in a state that saw deep, double-digit declines during the depth of the Great Recession. Sales tax accounts for roughly 30 …

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