How to file a sales tax return in Nevada Nevada: Sales Tax Handbook


How to file your sales taxes in Nevada

Once your business has a Nevada sales tax license and begins to make sales, you are required to start collecting sales taxes on behalf of the Nevada government and filing regular sales tax returns. This page will help you understand the basics of your tax collection and filing responsibilities.

How To Collect Sales Tax In Nevada

If the seller has an in-state location in the state of Nevada, they are legally required to collect sales tax at the tax rate of the area where the buyer is located, as Nebraska is a destination based sales tax state.

If the seller's location is out of state, then the collection of sales tax is still done in the same way. The seller would still be required to charge the rate of sales tax from the buyer's location.

Sales Tax Collection Discounts In Nevada

Nevada allows merchants to keep a small percentage of the sales tax they collect as a collection discount, which serves as compensation for the work required to comply with the Nevada sales tax regulations

The collection discount is 0.25% of tax due. Before a change came into effect on January first, 2009, the discount rate was 0.5%

Your Nevada Sales Tax Filing Requirements

To file sales tax in Nevada, you must begin by reporting gross sales for the reporting period, and calculate the total amount of sales tax due from this period.

In the state of Nevada, all taxpayers have three choices, for filing their taxes. One option is to file online by using the Nevada Department of Revenue. This online system can also be utilized to remit the payment. The online system Autofile can be utilized to both file and pay your business's taxes online. the final option is filing manually through the mail, using form TXR-01.01c.

Tax payers in Nevada should be aware of late penalties the state applies. If the sales tax return is not submitted and taxes are not paid by the predetermined date, the size of the penalty due is determined by the number of days the payment is late (see NAC 360.395 for more details) The maximum penalty allowed is 10%.

The state of Nevada requires that a seller who owns a sales tax permit files sales tax return on the required day, so long as the tax return would have been "zeroed-out", and there is nothing to report.

Your Nevada Sales Tax Filing Frequency & Due Dates

Your business's sales tax return must be filed by the Last day of the month following reporting period. For a list of this year's actual due dates, see our calendar of Nevada sales tax filing due dates.


Where To File Your Nevada Sales Tax Return:

Filing Your Nevada Sales Tax Returns Online

Nevada supports electronic filing of sales tax returns, which is often much faster than filing via mail.

Nevada allows businesses to make sales tax payments electronically via the internet.

You can process your required sales tax filings and payments online using the official Nevada Tax Center website, which can be found here . You should have received credentials to access your Nevada Tax Center account when you applied for your Nevada sales tax license.

Filing Your Nevada Sales Tax Returns Offline

While it is highly recommended that you file online using the Nevada Tax Center website, it is possible to file your required sales tax reportings offline using Nevada Form TXR-01.01a, which you can download and print here . Once you have completed your required reportings, you can mail it to the state at this address:

Nevada Sales Tax Filing Address:
State of Nevada Sales/Use
PO BOX 52609
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2609

Please note that if you file your Nevada sales taxes by mail, it may take significantly longer to process your returns and payments.

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