Does Nebraska charge sales tax on services?

by Sarah Craig June 28, 2023

The majority of U.S. states require merchants to charge sales tax on tangible personal property (TPP), otherwise known as physical goods. Many states also implement sales and use tax on digital goods and SaaS. Because the economy has shifted over time from a manufacturing economy to a service economy, states are now looking to generate revenue by taxing services.

Here’s what merchants need to know about taxing services in the state of Nebraska, which has a state sales tax rate of 5.5%.

Does Nebraska charge sales tax on services?

Services are generally not taxable in Nebraska, with the following exceptions:

  • Admissions to a location for purposes of amusement, entertainment or recreation 
  • Pest control services
  • Building cleaning and maintenance
  • Installation or application of tangible personal property
  • Motor vehicle towing, painting, washing and waxing
  • Security services
  • Computer software and training
  • Animal specialty services
  • Detective services
  • Recreational Vehicle (RV) park services
  • Repair or maintenance services

Please keep in mind that this is a guideline, and you should consult with a sales tax professional to determine if the services your business provides should be subject to state sales tax. For an in-depth look at Nebraska sales tax, TaxJar’s guide to sales tax in Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Revenue has more details.

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