Nevada: Sales Tax Handbook
Nevada Sales Tax Rate
|State Sales Tax||Local Sales Tax Range||Average Local Tax||Average Combined Tax||Max Combined Tax|
|4.6%||2.25% - 3.775%||3.352%||7.952%||8.375%|
2021 Nevada Sales Tax Handbook
Nevada Table of Contents
- List of Local Sales Tax Rates
- Sales Tax Calculator
- Sales Tax Exemption Certificates
- Sales Tax Info For Businessowners
- Taxable vs. Non-Taxable Purchases
- Sales Tax on Cars & Vehicles
- More Information
Nevada's Sales Tax By The Numbers:
Nevada has a lower-than-average state sales tax rate of 4.6%, but the actual combined sales tax rates are higher than average when local sales taxes from Nevada's 38 local tax jurisdictions are taken into account.
Rankings by Average State + Local Sales Tax:
Ranked 10th highest by combined state + local sales tax
Ranked 8th highest by per capita revenue from state + local sales taxes ($1,374 per capita)
Rankings by State Sales Tax Only:
Ranked 16th highest by state sales tax rate
Ranked 4th highest by per capita revenue from the statewide sales tax ($1,312 per capita)
Printable PDF Nevada Sales Tax Datasheet
Nevada has a statewide sales tax rate of 4.6%, which has been in place since 1955.
Municipal governments in Nevada are also allowed to collect a local-option sales tax that ranges from 2.25% to 3.775% across the state, with an average local tax of 3.352% (for a total of 7.952% when combined with the state sales tax). The maximum local tax rate allowed by Nevada law is 3.55%. You can lookup Nevada city and county sales tax rates here.
This page provides an overview of the sales tax rates and laws in Nevada. If you are a business owner and need to learn more about things like getting a sales tax permit, filing a sales tax return, or making tax-exempt purchases for resale see the Nevada Sales Tax Handbook's Table of Contents above.
What is exempt from sales taxes in Nevada?
Many states have special sales tax rates that apply to the purchase of certain types of goods, or fully exempt them from the sales tax altogether. Here's how Nevada taxes five types of commonly-exempted goods:
For more details on what types of goods are specifically exempt from the Nevada sales tax see Nevada sales tax exemptions. To learn more about what types of transactions are subject to the sales tax to begin with, see what purchases are taxable in Nevada? Taxation of vehicle purchases in particular are discussed in the page about Nevada's sales tax on cars.
Are services subject to sales tax in Nevada?
"Goods" refers to the sale of tangible personal property, which are generally taxable. "Services" refers to the sale of labor or a non-tangible benefit. In Nevada, specified services are taxable.
About the Nevada Sales Tax
The state of Nevada has a relatively complex sales tax rate, and utilizes a flat state tax rate. However, in addition to the flat state tax rate, the Nebraska counties have the ability to impose additional tax rateswhich will vary significantly depending on which jurisdiction you are in. These rates must be approved by voters or by the legislature. These local tax rates would be in addition to the state rate.
Is the Nevada Sales Tax Destination-Based or Origin-Based?
Nevada is a destination-based sales tax state, which means that sales tax rates are determined by the location of the buyer when the transaction is completed. This means that, for orders placed via the internet/mail by a customer within Nevada from a Nevada vendor, the vendor must collect a sales tax rate applicable at the buyer's address (including any applicable local sales taxes). This can significantly increase the complication of filing your sales tax return, because different sales tax rates must be charged to different buyers based on their location.
Is Nevada a Streamlined Sales Tax State?
Nevada is a member of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, which means that the Nevada Department of Taxation has taken significant steps to simplify Nevada's sales tax rules and administration process.
Contact the Nevada Department of Taxation
The Nevada Sales Tax is administered by the Nevada Department of Taxation. You can learn more by visiting the sales tax information website at tax.state.nv.us.
Phone numbers for the Sales Tax division of the Department of Taxation are as follows:
- Local Phone: (775) 684-2000
- Toll-Free Phone: (866) 962-3707
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