Carson City taxable sales up to 11 percent |

Carson City taxable sales up to 11 percent

Statewide taxable sales increased 9.1 percent in February to a total of $3.83 billion.

For Carson City, the increase was even larger — 10.8 percent overall to $65.6 million. That percentage matches the gain in Carson’s largest sales tax generator, auto sales, which reported a total of $18.4 million in sales for the month.

Building material sales were up sharply in the capital to $6.98 million. That is a 61 percent increase over February of 2014.

Statewide, building material sales reported a 14.5 percent increase to $150 million and the accommodations category a 59 percent increase to more than $19 million.

Churchill County reported $19.9 million in taxable sales for February. That’s a near $50 million swing from the negative $28 million in taxable sales reported a year ago — negative due to more than $46 million in tax credits the county had to issue a year ago.

This February, the county reported a 49.7 percent increase in auto sales to $3.7 million.

Douglas County was basically flat for the month, up just 1.8 percent to $42.9 million. Gains in several other places were pretty much offset by a 3.3 percent drop in Douglas’s largest sales tax category, Food Services and Drinking Places — the Stateline casinos.

Lyon too was flat in February, up just four-tenths to $27.9 million.

Washoe County saw a 2.8 percent increase in sales to $489.3 million.

Clark County drove the statewide total with an 8.7 percent increase in taxable sales including solid increases in a variety of categories. Total sales for Clark were $2.89 billion.