by Geoff Dornan
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July 29, 2013
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Douglas posts 5 percent sales tax increase in May

General merchandise stores, including Douglas County’s two Walmarts, posted a 21 percent increase in taxable sales during the month of May, continuing a streak into its fourth month. With just one more month left in the fiscal year, Douglas County merchants were ahead 6.5 percent for the year, raking in $539.98 million. May saw a 5 percent increase over the same month in 2012 with $45.58 million. Four of the county’s top five categories posted increases during may, including food services and drinking places, the county’s largest category, with $9.8 million. General merchandise stores brought in $7.6 million in taxable …

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