How to File and Pay Sales Tax in Nevada
Quick Answer: Nevada offers a few different types of sales tax returns. This blog gives instructions on how to file and pay sales tax in Nevada with the SUT-1 (Combined Sales and Use Tax Return), a return commonly used by out-of-state sellers.
If you found your way to this website, you must really enjoy the ins and outs of sales tax! Just like all of the employees at TaxValet, you know just how to have a good time. We’re kidding – you probably don’t enjoy doing sales tax as much as we do. But lucky for you, filing a sales tax return in Nevada is pretty straight forward. That said, if you would rather skip this step, TaxValet is available for supporting your sales tax filing needs.
Do You Need to File a Nevada Sales Tax Return?
Once you have an active sales tax permit in Nevada, you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Not sure if you need a permit in Nevada? No problem. Check out our blog, Do you need to get a sales tax permit in Nevada?
Also, If you would rather ask someone else to handle your Nevada filings, our team at TaxValet can handle that for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. We specialize in eliminating the stress and hassle of sales tax.
Steps for Filling out Nevada’s Sales Tax Return
The first step in filing your Nevada sales tax return is to log into https://www.nevadatax.nv.gov/#.
If you do not have a username & password you need to click on “Sign Up Today!” and then follow the instructions for signing up. If you are not interested in doing the work of getting the permit or a state login yourself, TaxValet can handle that for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.
Step 1: You should now be on the dashboard. On the left-hand side, click on “filings”.
You will see a green button there that says “File”. Click this button and you are on your way!
Step 2: Select the period end date of the return (if you look in the upper right-hand part of the page you will be able to see if you are a monthly or quarterly filer).
Step 3: Next Select the counties that you had sales in. Once you add a county, enter your total sales, exempt sales and if you have any sales subject to use tax. Do you have more counties than those listed? Simply, select “ADD another county” and repeat. Once finished, click “Continue“.
Step 4: You will now have the chance to review your numbers and see what is due and payable. You may click “previous” and make changes if something is incorrect. If everything looks good, check the blue box and click “Submit”. Please note that once you click “Submit” you will not be able to make changes.
Hooray! You have now filed your return.
Make sure to save the confirmation number that comes up on the screen. We also recommend saving a copy of your return for your records.
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How to Pay Nevada Sales Tax
You are now ready to make your payment. You can either select make a payment or schedule a payment if you want to hold on to that money a little longer.
To start, enter the payment amount owed from the return and select the payment type.
One option is to use E-Check. If you have never set up an EFT account there is a tab on the left-hand side that allows you to set up EFT Registrations. The process requires you to enter your banking information. Click “continue” once complete.
You now have the chance to review your information. Either click “Edit” or “Submit“.
Once again make sure you save the confirmation for your records.
Things to Consider After Filing a Sales Tax Return in Nevada
If you forgot to print or save a copy of your sales tax return, you still can! Click on the “Filings” tab on the left-hand side of the page. Next, click “Filing History”. Lastly, click the green “History” button. Here you will see a list of your filings and can choose which one(s) to view, print, and save.
How to Get Help Filing a Nevada Sales Tax Return
Lastly, here is the contact information for the state if case you end up needing help:
Phone number: (866) 962-3707
This number should be used to address questions regarding sales and use tax, modified business tax, general tax questions, or information regarding establishing a new account. On the website, there are also How-To videos and Ask the Advisor Workshops that may be useful to you.
But, if you are looking for a team of experts to handle your sales tax returns for you each month, you should check out our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in becoming a client!
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Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.