NV Sales Tax 101

How to File a Sales Tax Return in Nevada

by Mark Faggiano

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Do you have to file sales tax returns in Nevada? If you’ve been selling for a long time, or even if you’re just getting started, you’ve probably already dealt with the hassle of filing sales tax returns. And Nevada can be especially tricky.

For one, Nevada is a destination-based sales tax state. This means before you can even think about filing sales tax, you must know how much sales tax to collect from each customer.

For example, if one customer lives in the 89706 area code in Carson City, you are required to charge them 7.47% sales tax. Weird number, right? That’s the 4.6% Nevada state sales tax plus the 2.875% Carson City County tax. But if your customer lives in Sparks, you must charge them 7.72% sales tax. That’s the Nevada rate again plus the Washoe County rate of 2.875% and a district tax of .25%.

Once you’ve determined how much to collect, it’s time to file your sales tax return. The state of Nevada requires that you break down sales tax reports by tax jurisdiction.

Without a service like TaxJar, this means you’d have to pull reports from all the platforms you sell with – like Square, eBay, PayPal, Etsy, Shopify, BigCommerce and others – and then add up how much sales tax you calculated in each district. What a time consuming pain!

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Have questions or comments about filing a sales tax return in Nevada? Start the conversation in the comments!

  • filer

    I had a question based on my situation and was wondering if you could help:

    Me and my business partner “live” in Alabama,
    We started an LLC in Nevada,
    We are selling online from our website while we are temporarily “physically” located in another country.
    Our inventory has yet to touch the ground but obvious factors are making us lean toward AL… should we instead locate in NV where there is no “state tax”?

    Where do we pay taxes? I am supposing the company will be inclined to pay taxes for any sales in NV and AL but am unsure about that, also how would we go about collecting those taxes among people that live in all these various Counties of the states?

    if we did some form of sales through a NY based seller that did not house our inventory or anything else are we entitled to pay that tax for any sales there in that state also?

    Why does our country have such confusing rules? It seems it is easier for the mom and pop stores on the corner to figure all this out… why are we hitting small business with all these tax filings?

    The final question is for sales in the UK, what taxes should be paid there if we open for sales there? Neither of us live in the UK nor are “physically located there.

    We appreciate your willingness to listen to our ideas.

  • Given all of the specifics of your situation, your best bet is to talk to a tax professional. Here are some folks we trust: http://www.taxjar.com/sales-tax-accountant-directory/

    In general, if your business has nexus in AL and NV, then you’d be responsible to register for a sales tax license in each state and then collect sales tax on anything taxable that’s sent to either state. The fact that NV has no income tax has nothing to do with sales tax.

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