Taxable sales jumped across Nevada in March as spending rose among restaurants and car dealers, as reported by Jennifer Robison at the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
The state Department of Taxation reported Thursday that statewide sales of tangible goods totaled $4.43 billion in the month, up 7.9 percent compared with March 2013.
Spending in Clark County spiked 12.1 percent, to $3.34 billion.
Gross revenue collections from sales and use taxes, which help fund prisons and schools, came in at $344.7 million, up 7.6 percent from a year earlier.
However, Robison’s story notes that the General Fund portion of sales and use taxes fell $9.4 million, or 1.3 percent, below the forecasts of the Economic Forum.