Nevada Sales Tax Guide for Businesses
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We wrote this guide for online sellers who want to know if they even have to bother with sales tax in Nevada, and if so, how best to tackle the sales tax situation in the Silver State.
After reading this, you’ll know:
- Do you or don’t you need to collect Nevada sales tax?
- Which customers do you collect from?
- How much do you collect?
- What do you do with all the sales tax you’ve collected?
- Way more than you probably ever wanted to know about Nevada sales tax!
Do you have sales tax nexus in Nevada?
Good news! You only have to begin thinking about Nevada sales tax if you have sales tax nexus in Nevada.
“Sales tax nexus” is just a fancy way of saying “significant presence” in a state.
Nevada considers a seller to have sales tax nexus in the state if you have any of the following in the state:
- An office or place of business
- An employee present in the state
- Goods in a warehouse
- Ownership of real or personal property
- Delivery of merchandise in Nevada in vehicles
- Independent contractors or other representatives in Nevada
You can click here to read exactly what the Nevada Department of Taxation (Nevada’s taxing authority) has to say about what constitutes sales tax nexus in Nevada
Do you have sales tax nexus in Nevada if you sell on FBA?
If you sell on Amazon FBA, you may have sales tax nexus in Nevada. Storing physical products in a state can create sales tax nexus, and Nevada is home to two, formerly three, Amazon Fulfillment Centers.
To determine whether or not you have items stored in an FBA warehouse in Nevada, you can do one of two things:
- Login to Amazon Seller Central and pull your inventory report
- Sign up for a 30-day free trial of TaxJar and find out from where your Amazon inventory ships with our Amazon badge feature
You may find that your inventory is stored in one or both of Nevada’s Amazon fulfillment centers in this list:
|Warehouse Code||Address||County||Tax Rate|
|RNO4||8000 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89506||Washoe||6%|
|LAS2||3837 Bay Lake Trail Suite 115, North Las Vegas, NV 89030-4434||Clark||8.15%|
Is what you’re selling even taxable?
You’ve probably read this far because you realized you have sales tax nexus in Nevada. Your next step is to determine if what you’re selling is even taxable.
Services in Nevada are generally not taxable. So if you’re a freelance writer or a plumber, you’re in luck and you don’t have to worry about sales tax. But watch out – if the service you provide is necessary to complete the sale of a tangible personal property, you may have to deal with the sales tax on products.
Tangible products are taxable in Nevada , with a few exceptions. These exceptions include groceries, prescription medicine and medical devices, and some machinery.
So if you sell toys, then charge sales tax to your Nevada customers.
But if you’re a graphic designer, don’t charge sales tax to your Nevada customers.
If you have sales tax nexus in Nevada and your products are taxable, your next step is to register for a sales tax permit.
How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Nevada
Sellers with sales tax nexus in Nevada must apply for an Nevada sales tax permit.
How to Collect Sales Tax in Nevada
So you’ve determined that you have sales tax nexus in Nevada and what you’re selling is taxable. And you’re all set and registered for your Nevada sales tax permit(s).
The next step is to determine how much sales tax to collect.
The sales tax rate you collect in Nevada depends on where your product is headed, as Nevada is a destination-based state.
How to Collect Sales Tax in Nevada if you are Based in Nevada
Nevada is an destination-based sales tax state. So if you live in Nevada, collecting sales tax is based on where your customer lives.
Example: You live and run your business in Las Vegas, NV 89165 which has a sales tax rate of 8.10%. You ship a product to your customer in Carson City 89701, which has a sales tax rate of 7.72%. You would charge your customer the 7.72% rate.
How to Collect Sales Tax in Nevada if you are Not Based in Nevada
Similarly, Nevada wants sellers who are based outside of Nevada but made a sale into Nevada from outside the state to charge sales tax based on the destination of the buyer.
Example: You live in New Mexico, but have nexus in Nevada. You ship a product to a customer in Reno, NV 89501. The rate where the customer lives is 7.72% and that’s what you charge on the sales price.
What are the Amazon sales tax settings for Nevada?
If you are an Amazon pro seller and use Amazon to collect sales tax, be sure you have your Nevada sales tax settings entered correctly. Find step-by-step instructions for setting up your Amazon sales tax settings here.
|If you are a…||State tax||County tax||City tax||District tax||Custom rate||Is shipping taxable?||Is gift wrapping taxable?|
|Seller living in Nevada||X||X||X||X||N/A||No||Yes|
|Seller living outside of Nevada||X||X||X||X||N/A||No||Yes|
Should you collect sales tax on shipping charges in Nevada?
Most eCommerce sellers will be required to charge sales tax on shipping charges in Nevada.
Read a full explanation of sales tax on shipping in Nevada here.
|Rank||City||Population||County||Total Sales Tax|
|4||North Las Vegas||229,242||Clark||8.10%|
The 20 most populous cities in Nevada, and their sales tax rates
When are Nevada Sales Tax Returns Due?
Nevada sales tax returns are always due the end of the month following the reporting period. For example, if you file and pay Nevada sales tax quarterly (January-April), your sales tax due date to turn in your Q1 payment is April 30th.
You’ll be assigned a sales tax filing frequency when you apply for your Nevada sales tax permit.
2016 Nevada Monthly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates
|Taxable Period||Due Date|
|January||February 29, 2016|
|February||March 31, 2016|
|March||May 2, 2016*|
|April||May 31, 2016|
|May||June 30, 2016|
|June||August 1, 2016*|
|July||August 31, 2016|
|August||September 30, 2016|
|September||October 31, 2016|
|October||November 30, 2016|
|November||January 2, 2017*|
|December||January 31, 2017|
2016 Nevada Quarterly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates
|Taxable Period||Due Date|
|Q1 (Jan - Mar)||May 2, 2016*|
|Q2 (Apr - Jun)||August 1, 2016*|
|Q3 (Jul - Sep)||October 31, 2016|
|Q4 (Oct - Dec)||January 31, 2017|
2016 Nevada Annual Sales Tax Filing Due Dates
|Taxable Period||Due Date|
|Year 2016||January 31, 2017|
*indicates a due date pushed back due to a weekend or holiday
How to File Sales Tax in Nevada
When it comes time to file sales tax in Nevada you must do two things:
- Calculate how much sales tax you owe
- File a sales tax return
- Make a payment
We’ll walk you through these steps.
How to Calculate How Much Sales Tax You Owe in Nevada
Calculating how much sales tax you should remit to the state of Nevada is easy with TaxJar’s Nevada sales tax report.
All you do is connect the channels through which you sell – including Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Square and more – and we’ll calculate exactly how much sales tax you collected. All the information you need to file your Nevada sales tax return will be waiting for you in TaxJar. All you have to do is login!
How to File and Pay Sales Tax in Nevada
You have three options for filing and paying your Nevada sales tax:
- File online File online at the Nevada Department of Taxation. You can remit your payment through their online system.
File by mail You can use Form TXR-01.01c and file and pay through the mail. Check out our step-by-step guide to filing a Nevada sales tax return.
AutoFile Let TaxJar file your sales tax for you. We take care of the payments, too. You’ll never have to worry about spreadsheets, calculations or filling out complex sales tax returns.
Other Facts You Should Know about Nevada Sales Tax Filing
There are a few more things you should know about sales tax in Nevada:
Late filing/payment penalty- If your Nevada sales tax return is not submitted/postmarked and taxes are not paid on or before the due date, the amount of penalty due is based on the number of days the payment is late per NAC 360.395 (see table below). The maximum penalty is 10%.
|Number of days late||Penalty Percentage||Multiply by|
|1 - 10||Las Vegas||1,414,418|
|21-30||North Las Vegas||229,242|
Nevada requires that any seller with a sales tax permit file a sales tax return on your due date even if you don’t have any sales tax to report or pay.
And that’s it. You’ve mastered Nevada sales tax! Now that sales tax is out of the way, you can get back to what you do best – running your business.
Nevada Sales Tax Resources
For more about Nevada sales tax, check out the Nevada section of the TaxJar blog.