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Nevada Sales Tax Guide for Businesses

Sales Tax Rate
6.85%
Local Taxes
Yes
Website
Department of Taxation
Tax Line
866-962-3707

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:

  1. Login to Amazon Seller Central and pull your inventory report
  2. 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%

Read here for more about Amazon FBA and sales tax nexus. Here’s a list of all Amazon Fulfillment Centers in the country.

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.

Don’t skip this step! Many states consider it unlawful to collect sales tax in their name without a permit. Go here for more on how to register for a sales tax permit in Nevada .

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.

You can look up the local sales tax rate with TaxJar’s Sales Tax Calculator or by going to TaxJar.com/mobile on your mobile device.

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 SalesTax
1 Las Vegas 623,747 Clark 8.250%
2 Henderson 285,667 Clark 8.250%
3 Reno 241,445 Washoe 8.265%
4 North Las Vegas 234,807 Clark 8.250%
5 Paradise 226,957 Clark 8.250%
6 Sunrise Manor 191,464 Clark 8.250%
7 Spring Valley 186,632 Clark 8.250%
8 Enterprise 125,498 Clark 8.250%
9 Sparks 96,094 Washoe 8.265%
10 Carson City 54,521 Carson City 7.600%
11 Whitney 40,165 Clark 8.250%
12 Pahrump 34,902 Nye 7.600%
13 Winchester 28,365 Clark 8.250%
14 Summerlin South 25,338 Clark 8.250%
15 Elko 20,279 Elko 7.100%
16 Sun Valley 19,663 Washoe 8.265%
17 Fernley 19,418 Lyon 7.100%
18 Mesquite 17,496 Clark 8.250%
19 Spanish Springs 15,789 Washoe 8.265%
20 Boulder City 15,551 Clark 8.250%

The 20 Most Populous Cities in Nevada and their Sales Tax Rates (June 2017)

When are Nevada Sales Tax Returns Due?

When you file and pay Nevada sales tax depends on two things: your assigned filing frequency and your state’s due dates.

How often will you file sales tax returns in Nevada?

States assign you a filing frequency when you register for your sales tax permit. In most states, how often you file sales tax is based on the amount of sales tax you collect from buyers in the state.

In Nevada, you will be required to file and remit sales tax either monthly, quarterly, or annually.

How often you are required to file sales tax in Nevada follows this general rule:

Average Monthly Tax Liability Filing Frequency
$10,000.01 and up Monthly
$1,500.01 to $10,000.00 Quarterly
$0 to $1,500.00 Annually

Nevada sales tax returns are always due the last day of the month following the reporting period. If the filing due date falls on a weekend or holiday, sales tax is generally due the next business day.

2017 Nevada Monthly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Taxable Period Due Date
January February 28, 2017
February March 31, 2017
*March May 1, 2017*
April May 31, 2017
May June 30, 2017
June July 31, 2017
July August 31, 2017
*August October 2, 2017*
September October 31, 2017
October November 30, 2017
*November January 2, 2018*
December January 31, 2018

*indicates a due date pushed back due to a weekend or holiday

2017 Nevada Quarterly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Taxable Period Due Date
*Q1 (Jan-March) May 1, 2017*
Q2 (April-June) July 31, 2017
Q3 (July-Sept) October 31, 2017
Q4 (Oct-Dec) January 31, 2018

*indicates a due date pushed back due to a weekend or holiday

2017 Nevada Annual Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Taxable Period Due Date
2017 January 31, 2018

How to File Sales Tax in Nevada

When it comes time to file sales tax in Nevada you must do two things:

  1. Calculate how much sales tax you owe
  2. File a sales tax return
  3. 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:





Other Facts You Should Know about Nevada Sales Tax Filing

There are a few more things you should know about sales tax in Nevada:

Penalties:

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
11-15 Henderson 281,310
16-20 Reno 281,060
21-30 North Las Vegas 229,242
31+ Sparks 114,985

“Zero returns”:

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.

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