The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
Tool | Updated October 2019

State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules — on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more — across the U.S.


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The Bottom Line
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Most Tax-Friendly

A no-income-tax haven, Nevada is one of Kiplinger’s top ten most tax-friendly states. Where does the Silver State get its money? Besides the gaming industry, much of it comes from sales tax: the average combined state and local tax rate is 8.15%, the 13th-highest in the nation.

Sales Tax

6.85% state levy. Localities can add as much as 1.42%, and the average combined rate is 8.14%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Income Tax Range

There is no state income tax.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.3378 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.2856 per gallon.

Property Taxes

In Nevada, residents pay an average of $693 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due on vehicle purchases, but private-party deals are exempt. An annual tax is also levied, based on the vehicle’s value and age. Example: The owner of a vehicle that is two years old with an original sticker price of $20,000 would pay $238. Clark and Churchill counties add to that to fund road construction; for this sample vehicle, they add another $60.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.80 per pack
Other tobacco products: 30% of the wholesale price
Vapor products: 30% of the wholesale price
Beer: $0.16 per gallon
Wine: $0.70 per gallon
Liquor: $3.60 per gallon

Marijuana: 15% excise tax on the wholesale price, 10% sales tax

Taxes On Wireless Service


Inheritance and Estate Taxes


Oddball Tax

Nevada taxes entertainment at rates of 5% or 10% (depending on the size of the venue). However, a number of exemptions exist, including this one: "Instrumental or vocal music, which may or may not be supplemented with commentary by the musicians, in a restaurant, lounge or similar area if such music does not routinely rise to the volume that interferes with casual conversation and if such music would not generally cause patrons to watch as well as listen." So you can play on (softly) and even crack jokes tax-free. Just make sure they’re not funny enough to attract attention.

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