Nevada State Tax Guide

State tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact Nevada residents.

Bottom Line

Middle-Class Families: Most Tax-Friendly (Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map for Middle-Class Families)

Retirees: Most Tax-Friendly (Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map for Retirees)

The Silver State offers residents a jackpot of tax savings. First, there's no state income tax, so you can cash in your paycheck or retirement savings account without worrying about a big state tax bill.

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Nevada also has the third-lowest median property tax rate in the country. There are no estate or inheritance taxes in the state, either.

Sales tax is one area where Nevada could do better. The state imposes a 6.85% tax, and counties may tack on up to 1.53% more. As a result, the average combined state and local sales tax rate is 8.23% (that's the 13th-highest combined rate in the country). But, overall, Nevada is a very tax-friendly place for residents.

Nevada Income Taxes

Nevada has no income tax.

Nevada Sales Tax

6.85% state levy. Localities can add as much as 1.53%, and the average combined rate is 8.23%, according to the Tax Foundation.

  • Groceries: Exempt
  • Clothing: Taxable
  • Motor Vehicles: Taxable
  • Prescription Drugs: Exempt

Nevada Real Property Taxes

In Nevada, the median property tax rate is $484 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Nevada Property Tax Breaks for Retirees

No property tax breaks are offered for seniors.

Nevada Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 50.48¢ per gallon.

Diesel: 28.56¢ per gallon.

Nevada 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% retail excise tax

Nevada Estate and Inheritance Taxes

No estate or inheritance tax.

Rocky Mengle
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rocky was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023. He has more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, he worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky has a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.