On this page we are describing the sales taxes in the State of Nevada, we aim to educate you on the differences that occur throughout the state so you get a better understanding of it in regards to whether you may have:

  • Have taken a new job in the are
  • Applied for a new school
  • Opened a new bank account in the state of Nevada
  • People who may be unable to find their Social Security Card or have lost it.

What is the lowest and highest sales tax in Nevada?

In the map of Nevada is pictured below there are a total of 16 countries that are within the state. You can go directly to the page and see which area has the highest and lowest sales tax in your county of choice.

 

CarsonCity Churchill Clark Douglas Elko Esmeralda Eureka Humboldt Lander Lincoln Lyon Mineral Nye Pershing Storey Washoe White Pine

 

The state sales tax for businesses and so forth is a standard rate of 4.6% which allows the local government to be able to collect up to another 3.775% on top of this:

  • the average sales tax for the entirety of Nevada is 7.948%,
  • the highest is within the Clark, Lincoln County that consists of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Boulder City, Laughlin, Logandale, Overton, Jean, Nellis Afb, Moapa, Bunkerville, Coyote Springs and this equates to 8.375% sales tax,
  • the lowest sales tax is in Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Mineral County, which includes cities like Dyer, Goldfield, Silverpeak, Eureka, Crescent Valley, Winnemucca, Denio, Valmy, Orovada, Hawthorne, Schurz, Mina and the sales tax in these areas total to 6.85%

This is a brief overview, and we suggest that you go directly to the page if you wish to get a clearer image of the different ranges of sale tax in a particular county. Please note that the ones that have an asterisk means they are below the usual county level of sales tax.

How to calculate your own sales tax in the state of Nevada.

So, what does this mean for you, if you are looking into how much sales tax you are going to charged dependant on what sort of county you are residing or working out of. You can go ahead and use a sales tax calculator which will give you a section that is exampled below.

 

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-or- Specify Sales Tax Rate
-or- Specify ZIP Code
%

 

You do need to know the purchase ZIP code and purchase amount in order to get an accurate figure. For an example we will use the amount of $1000 and see what the ranges could be from the highest area to the lowest.

In Henderson, NV with the highest sales tax of 8.375% would mean that your $1000 purchase would incur a $83.75 sales tax, taking the total amount to $1083.75.

Whereas in Eureka, NV the sales tax is only 6.85% and a $1000 purchase would equate to $68.5 tax, taking the total to $1068.5.

The sales tax calculator makes it as easy as it can be to find out what sort of sales tax you will be charged by simply adding the amount and the ZIP code. Though there might be some purchases that are exempt from sales taxes or have some special leniency which do need to be taken into consideration.

City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
Las Vegas 8.38% 89103, 89105, 89109, 89111, 89112, 89113, 89115, 89116, 89118, 89119, 89120, 89121, 89122, 89123, 89124, 89132, 89135, 89136, 89139, 89140, 89141, 89142, 89146, 89147, 89148, 89150, 89151, 89154, 89156, 89157, 89158, 89160, 89161, 89162, 89165, 89169, 89170, 89173, 89178, 89179, 89180, 89183, 89193, 89199 550439
Henderson 8.38% 89002, 89009, 89011, 89012, 89014, 89015, 89016, 89044, 89052, 89053, 89074, 89077 216489
Reno 8.27% 89501, 89502, 89503, 89504, 89505, 89506, 89507, 89509, 89512, 89513, 89515, 89519, 89521, 89523, 89533, 89555, 89557, 89570, 89595, 89599 182613
North Las Vegas 8.38% 89030, 89031, 89032, 89033, 89036, 89081, 89084, 89085, 89086, 89087 163612
Sparks 8.27% 89431, 89432, 89434, 89435, 89436 79948
Carson City 7.60% 89701, 89702, 89703, 89706, 89711, 89712, 89713, 89714, 89721 45279
Pahrump 7.60% 89041, 89048, 89060, 89061 28018
Elko 7.10% 89801, 89802, 89803 19265
Gardnerville 7.10% 89410, 89460 18950
Fernley 7.10% 89408 15515
Sun Valley 8.27% 89433 15015
Mesquite 8.38% 89024, 89027, 89034 14160
Boulder City 8.38% 89005, 89006 13179
Dayton 7.10% 89403 11859
Spring Creek 7.10% 89815 10509
Minden 7.10% 89423 10249
Incline Village 8.27% 89450, 89451 7428
Laughlin 8.38% 89028, 89029 6171
Yerington 7.10% 89447 5924
Silver Springs 7.10% 89429 5499
Battle Mountain 7.10% 89820 4238
Ely 7.73% 89301 3864
Washoe Valley 8.27% 89704 3575
West Wendover 7.10% 89883 3390
Stateline 7.10% 89449 3010
Hawthorne 6.85% 89415 2981
Zephyr Cove 7.10% 89448 2923
Lovelock 7.10% 89419 2670
Logandale 8.38% 89021 2624
Overton 8.38% 89040 2610
Winnemucca 6.85% 89446 2532
Wellington 7.10% 89444 2207
Jean 8.38% 89019 2184
Tonopah 7.60% 89049 2059
Carlin 7.10% 89822 1909
Fallon 7.60% 89407, 89496 1609
Wells 7.10% 89835 1489
Verdi 8.27% 89439 1436
Round Mountain 7.60% 89045 1397
Nellis Afb 8.38% 89191 1134
Genoa 7.10% 89411 1032
Eureka 6.85% 89316 1019
Virginia City 7.60% 89440 1001
Moapa 8.38% 89025 991
Caliente 7.10% 89008 920
Bunkerville 8.38% 89007 907
Wadsworth 8.27% 89442 900
Amargosa Valley 7.60% 89020 898
Mc Gill 7.73% 89318 896
Jackpot 7.10% 89825 863

Why do I need to collect sales tax in Nevada?

You will need to collect sales tax if you have any sort of nexus there, and what this means is that if you have assets that are physical or economic then you need to do this.

Physical meaning having a tangible activity or some sort of presence in any of the states of Nevada, economic nexus is simply passing the states’ economic threshold for total revenue, or the maximum number of transactions that can occur in the period of time within the state.

Two easy ways to see if you have either a physical or economic nexus in any of the counties is the following:
Physical:

  • Tangible personal property
  • Business assets or property
  • Own, renting properties
  • Made more than $500,000 in a service or content delivery in the state

Economic:

  • Made more than $100,000 in sales annually
  • More than 200 transactions in the last calendar year

How do I get a sales tax permit?

The main way to go about this is to register online at the Nevada Business Gateway. Follow the steps that are presented to you and ensure that you have the following to hand to use as information:

  • Business identification information
  • Business entity
  • Location/s that you will be conducting this from
  • Date you will start collecting Nevada sales tax from a business/property
  • NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System.)

What is the best way to file sales taxes?

Before you think of doing anything else there are three things that we recommend that you do in order to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.

First of all, find out how much tax you owe (remember the sales tax calculator we mentioned before) so that you know how much you need to pay the state at the end. Second is get onto the Nevada Department Of Taxation ready to submit them, and third have the money ready so you can make the payment straight away.

There are two main options as well to filing and paying your Nevada sales tax, these are:

  • Filing online. This is where merchants are required to file all of their sales taxes through the department of taxation in the state of Nevada, you can also pay your taxes on this platform, so it is one to keep close to you for future reference.
  • Filing by mail. Simply fill out the form UST-1, but this is not the recommended way of filing your taxes due to the possibilities of them getting lost in the post and then it could mean that you are subject to late fees if they are not filed within the allotted time.

We hope this document was able to allow you to feel more confident when it comes to sales tax in the state of Nevada depending on where you operate out of.