Washoe, Carson see double-digit YOY increases in taxable sales for February

Online retailers saw a huge jump in sales in Douglas County compared to the month before the lockdown in 2020.

Online retailers saw a huge jump in sales in Douglas County compared to the month before the lockdown in 2020. Photo: Kurt Hildebrand / The Record Courier


On April 26, the Nevada Department of Taxation released its newest monthly report for taxable sales, revealing significant increases in several Silver State counties.


For example, Douglas County's 4,761 merchants reported $70.3 million in taxable sales, up from $65.6 million despite the extra day in February 2020, according to the report April 26 report.


While the numbers were solid in Douglas for February, other counties saw even bigger upticks, including a 14.4% YOY increase in Washoe County, where 11,980 merchants reported $799.2 million in taxable sales, up from $698.8 million in February 2020.

Meanwhile, Carson City enjoyed a 21% increase in February — the capital’s 4,896 merchants recorded $111.8 million in taxable sales, up from $92.4 million last year.

Nevada’s largest county, Clark, saw a 0.9% decrease in taxable sales in February, with its 23,701 merchants reporting $3.463 billion, down from $3.495 billion in February 2020.

Statewide, Nevada’s 73,680 merchants enjoyed a 2.8% YOY increase in February with $4.922 billion in taxable sales, up from $4.786 billion a year ago.

Go here to view the full report.

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