Returns, Payments, Credits and Refunds
Obtaining and Receiving Tax Returns
If you need to file Sales Tax, Use Tax, or Modified Business Tax
returns, you can file these returns electronically after registering to use our
interactive website, NevadaTax. NevadaTax is located at www.nevadatax.nv.gov. If you file using
NevadaTax, a link to a copy of the return you filed will be made available to
If you prefer to print
paper returns and mail them to us, returns are available if you click the
“Common Forms” link on the menu located at the top of the page on the left
side. The Sales Tax, Use Tax and Modified Business Tax forms will calculate
your tax, penalty and interest based on the Period End Date chosen, the amount
of Sales, Use or Wages entered, and the Date Paid (this field defaults to
today’s date, but can be changed). Please note that it is extremely important
to insert detailed information on these forms such as your TID, business name
and period reporting for. You may click here to get blank forms from our Forms page.
Methods of Submitting Payments
Payments can be made via cash only with visits to the district
offices. Payments of check or money orders are accepted in office and
through the mail. You can also pay via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on
the Department of Taxation’s interactive website, www.nevadatax.nv.gov. NevadaTax
allows users to file tax returns, make payments, and view financials associated
with your Sales and Use Tax account or Modified Business Tax account. Effective
July 1, 2008 payments of $10,000 or more in aggregate are required to be done
Payments for Taxes- how long for a payment to clear
During certain months of the year, the Department receives a
particularly high volume of returns and payments. This typically happens in
April, July, October, and especially January, which coincides with the due
dates of monthly, quarterly and sometimes annual returns. Due to increased
returns and payments received, processing can take longer than normal. It could
take as long as 15 days for your check to clear your account. If after 15 days
your payment hasn’t cleared and you have concerns, please contact your local
Department of Taxation office before stopping payment.
Amending a Tax Return
amendments or corrections that need to be made on a tax return, an 'amended
return' must be mailed to the Department reflecting these changes in the
- Include a copy of the original return.
- Write the word “AMENDED” in black ink in
the upper right-hand corner of the return.
- Line-through the original figures, in
black ink, leaving original figures legible.
- Enter corrected figures, in black ink,
next to or above the lined-through figures.
- Enter amount of credit claimed (if any)
or amount due.
- Include a written explanation and
documentation (such credit memos, exemption certificates, adjustments,
etc.) substantiating the basis of the amendment(s).
- If the amended return results in a credit,
a credit will be used first to satisfy current liabilities unless a refund
is specifically requested. Please note on the amended return if you are
requesting a credit refund.
- If additional tax is due, please remit
payment along with applicable penalty and interest.
- The Department will send you a written
notice when a credit request has been processed and the credit is
available for use or refund. Please do not apply a credit to future
returns prior to receiving Departmental notification that the credit is
available.(Click here for sample view)