Nevada Sales Tax Guide

This guide will put your business in a winning position when it comes to sales tax in Nevada. Just like a professional poker player at one of our renowned Las Vegas casinos, you’ll be able to confidently navigate the tax landscape, knowing when to hold ’em (the products exempt from sales tax), when to fold ’em (pay the sales tax), and when to walk away (from the non-compliance risks that lead to potential audits and penalties).

US State

Base Tax Rate

Tax rate range

Economic Nexus Threshold for taxable transactions

Filing Due Dates for state



$250,000 or 200 transactions

Last day of the month following the reporting period

What is the sales tax rate in Nevada?

The average combined sales tax rate for Nevada as of 2023 is 8.23%, with counties permitted to levy additional local sales tax. This rate is an aggregate of a 4.6% state tax and the 3.55% county tax. If you’re doing business in Nevada, it’s crucial to understand this sales tax rate to ensure compliance with state tax laws.

Sales Tax Nevada: When should your business collect Sales Tax in Nevada?

If your business has a physical presence or ‘nexus’ in Nevada, you’re obligated to collect sales tax from customers. It’s important to understand your nexus status as it directly affects your tax responsibilities.

Nevada Physical Sales Tax Nexus

Having a physical presence in Nevada means your business has a ‘physical nexus’ which necessitates collecting and remitting sales tax.

Sales Tax Physical Nexus checklist for Nevada

  • Does your business have a physical location in Nevada?
  • Do you maintain a stock of goods in a warehouse in Nevada?
  • Does your business have an employee or contractor working in Nevada?
  • Do you deliver merchandise in Nevada using your vehicles?

If the answer is yes to any of these, your business has a physical nexus in Nevada.

Nevada Economic Nexus: Revenue, Thresholds and Transactions

As of 2023, if your business makes $100,000 in sales or 200 transactions in Nevada in the current or previous calendar year, it triggers an ‘economic nexus’. This obligates you to register for, collect, and remit sales tax, even without a physical presence in the state.

Which services are taxable in Nevada?

Nevada does tax certain services. Examples include:

  • Fabrication labor in connection with the sale of tangible personal property
  • Tangible personal property (unless specifically exempted)

It’s important to consult with a tax professional or refer to the official resources provided by the Nevada Department of Taxation for specific and up-to-date information on taxable services in Nevada.

Nevada Sales Tax on Products: How to Calculate What Your Business Should be Charging

Calculate the sales tax by multiplying the tax rate by the selling price of the item. So, if you’re selling a product for $100 in Nevada, you’d charge your customer $6.85 in sales tax (6.85% of $100). But remember, local county rates may apply, too.

How much is the possible Nevada clothing tax?

In Nevada, clothing is generally taxable at the general state and local rate, resulting in a possible total sales tax of up to 8.375%. Clothing items priced at lower than $110 are, however, exempt from this tax. 

Note that accessories, protective clothing, and athletic clothing are all also taxable in Nevada

Nevada Online Sales Tax: Are SaaS and Digital Services Taxable?

In Nevada, SaaS (Software as a Service) and digital services are generally not taxable.

SaaS Sales Tax Nevada: Does my Business Need to Charge Sales Tax for SaaS in Nevada?

The state only taxes physical goods and limited, explicitly enumerated services. So if you are selling SaaS or digital products in Nevada, you would not be required to collect Nevada SaaS sales tax on those transactions.

It’s important to note that tax laws can change, and it’s always a good idea to consult with a tax professional or refer to the official resources provided by the Nevada Department of Taxation for the most up-to-date and accurate information on the taxability of SaaS and digital services in Nevada.

How can a business get a sales tax permit in Nevada?

You can apply for a Nevada sales tax permit through the Nevada Tax Center’s website. You will need to provide business details, such as EIN and business address. The application must be accompanied by a fee of $15.00 for each location

Collecting Sales Tax in Nevada as a Business

Upon obtaining your permit, you should begin collecting sales tax from your customers on taxable transactions. Ensure you’re keeping accurate records of all transactions and taxes collected.

Nevada Tax Return Due Dates Explained

Sales tax returns in Nevada are due on the last day of the month following the reporting period.

What is the required frequency for sales tax returns in Nevada?

The frequency depends on your tax liability. If a business has sales greater than $10,000 per month, then the filing frequency may be quarterly. If a retailer had sales less than $1,500 in the immediate proceeding year they may request their filing frequency to be changed to annual submissions.

How to file sales tax in Nevada in 4 easy steps


Do a Nexus Check

Understand your nexus status, whether it’s physical or economic. It determines if you need to collect sales tax in Nevada.


Calculate what sales tax you owe

Tally up your taxable sales for the reporting period and calculate the sales tax owed using the applicable Nevada tax rate.


File your sales tax return

File your return online through the Nevada Tax Center’s website. Be sure to enter the accurate information for sales and the tax collected.


Make the payment

Pay any sales tax owed when you file your return. The payment can be made online via the Nevada Tax Center.

The key to Nevada sales tax compliance lies in understanding your nexus status, knowing which products and services are taxable, and accurately calculating, collecting, and remitting sales tax. We hope this guide helped you understand the somewhat complicated game of Sales tax. If there are things you are unsure about whether the services or products you sell are taxable or how many times you should remit tax, you can always contact your tax authority for more information.

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