While retail sales continued to grow in December, Douglas County didn’t fare so well in other areas, with merchants reporting a 13.4 percent decrease in taxable sales compared to the same month in 2012.
According to figures released today by the Nevada Department of Taxation, it was by far the largest decrease in 2013. The only other month in the year to see a drop was August, down 5.5 percent.
For the first time since the state started collecting sales tax figures, the general merchandise stores category in Douglas County surpassed food service and drinking places.
The retail-related category saw …