Personal income tax
The Nevada Department of Taxation does not levy a state income tax.
The state sales tax in Nevada is 6.85 percent.
Counties can assess option taxes as well, making the combined state/county sales taxes rate in some areas as high as 8.10 percent.
Personal and real property taxes
The Locally Assessed Properties Section oversees and monitors the quality of property assessments performed by county assessors. See the Nevada state website for details on how property taxes are collected in Nevada.
Nevada law provides for the partial abatement of property taxes based on the type of property. Details on abatements, along with 2010-2011 property tax rates, can be found in the annual report, known as the Red Book, prepared for local governments by the Nevada Department of Taxation.
Individual Nevada county treasurer and tax assessor offices administer property taxes. Typically the assessor's online data will include the assessed value on the county tax roll, while the county treasurer's website will detail the taxes generated from the tax roll.
Inheritance and estate taxes
There is no inheritance tax in Nevada.
Because of the phaseout of the federal estate tax, Nevada does not require an estate tax filing for decedents whose date of death was Jan. 1, 2005, or after. If the federal estate tax credit is reinstated, Nevada will require filing at that time.
Other Nevada tax facts
Nevada taxpayers can get assistance in person at one of the Department of Taxation's branch offices.