The City of Steamboat has published the preliminary Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report for April. Steamboat’s April sales taxes are 7.61% more than the April 2013 collections, a difference of $72,675. Notable increases were seen in the restaurant, miscellaneous retail and liquor store categories. The largest increase was a 12.2% increase in restaurants followed by a 10.06% increase in miscellaneous retail and a 4.27% increase in liquor stores. Collections by area showed increases in all areas with the exception of the mountain area. Highlights include increases of 20.69% for the West Steamboat area, 8.81% for Downtown and 8.35% for the Hwy 40 Corridor area over April 2013.