Douglas County sales tax collections flattens out |

Douglas County sales tax collections flattens out

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Douglas County taxable sales for January dropped 2.1 percent compared to January 2009.

Douglas merchants took in $40.8 million, just under $1 million less than last year.

So far the county is down 12 percent for the year.

Statewide in Nevada, January taxable sales were down another 8.1 percent statewide but there were some hopeful signs in the numbers released Tuesday.

Notably, the numbers for taxes collected from accommodations – a key indicator for the tourism industry – rose 14 percent compared to January 2009. Sales of home furnishings – a statistic closely tied to home sales – rose 6.9 percent.

In addition, sales and use taxes were down just 3.26 percent compared to January 2009 with the state bringing in $220 million.

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