Washoe County taxable sales were up 6.5% this past July from the same month in 2013. It contributed to an across the state increase of 6.3% with big gains in restaurants, bars and electronics sales. During the month, merchants sold $4 billion in taxable goods during the month. Clothing, vehicle and furniture sales were also up over last year. The state collected $313 million in gross sales and use taxes for July.