Nevada Tax FAQ's

Step-by-Step guide for First Time Users

View this PDF for introductory detailed information on how to register your business and use online tax to file and pay.

Why register your new business online?

o    New businesses may register online and pay fees and security deposit. 

o    Your permits will be issued right away provided fees are paid and information entered is valid/correct/complete 

o    Your confirmation may be printed to present to cities/counties as proof of compliance.

o    You may enroll in Nevada Tax automatically to file your returns in the future.

o    There is no additional fee for registering online.

 

Why file my taxes online?

o    File and pay your taxes anytime, anywhere you can access Internet Explorer.  If you don’t have internet access, kiosks are available at some district offices for your convenience.

o    Receive confirmation of filing and submission of your payment.

o    Prevent errors, because YOU enter your figures in the tax return which posts directly to the Department.  Minimize calculation errors, because your tax is calculated automatically.

o    No trips to the post office, and no worries about your return and payment being lost on its way to the Department.  Save on postage fees and certified mail fees.

o    You may view your account at any time to review your online filings and payments.

o    Pay your filed returns immediately, or schedule your payment for a future date.  Save your banking information for each tax type for easy payments and less chance of errors. 

o    File for multiple businesses and most tax types.  This online service can be used to make payments of Sales and Use Tax, Modified Business Tax, Live Entertainment Tax, Governmental Services Tax, Insurance Premium Tax, Bank Excise Tax, Liquor Tax, Other Tobacco Tax, and fees including Tire Recycling Fee and Exhibition Facilities Fee.  The online service cannot be used for Property Tax, Estate Tax, Cigarette Stamp Fees or Net Proceeds Tax.

o    Designate multiple users with specific security levels. 

o    Use less paper for cost savings and to protect the environment.  Contact the Department to discontinue mailing tax returns. 

o    Update your mailing address yourself, no need to contact the Department.  (Note you must submit the NBR for a change in business location.)

o    There is no additional fee for filing online.  

 

Common Questions and Answers

Common Questions and Answers regarding Nevada Tax can be found here, and then click on the FAQ button.

Register your New Business using Nevada Tax

First time users of NevadaTax should register no less than 3 business days before their payment is due to allow sufficient time to complete the registration process.

  • As you proceed through each screen to register, you will need to answer questions about your business. Following are some definitions:
  • Doing Business As (DBA) -This is the name of your business. For instance, “SWEET DREAMS BED SHOPPE”.  If your business does not have a “DBA”, use your legal name
  • NAICS Code -NAICS stands for the North American Industry Classification System. The code is a standardized list of business functions that is used throughout North America.  You use this code on your business federal income tax return.  There is a helpful link on the Online website to help you determine your NAICS code ONLINE
  • Certificate of Authority -“a retailer who does not maintain a place of business in this State…A Certificate of Authority will authorize the out of state business to collect the tax from purchasers, give receipts, and pay the tax to the Commission in the same manner as a retailer who maintains a place of business in this state.”
  • During the registration process, you will be asked if you wish to file and pay your taxes on line. If you answered “Yes”, the program will now take you to a different section for that process.  If you answered “No”, you can always return to change that answer.  After completing the registration process, a confirmation screen instructs you to print the information for your records. You will then be given instructions on payment of any permit fees and security deposits. Payments can be made by E-check or manually
  • Important Note:  Your sales tax permit cannot be issued until your security deposit and permit fees have been paid.
  • Your information will be able to be viewed by Department of Taxation personnel after 24 to 48 hours.  Please wait to contact the Department or make a payment on your account until after 48 hours have passed.

Already Registered with the Department of Taxation

Registering to file online is simple if you have your current 10 digit taxpayer’s identification number (TID), a recent payment amount and general knowledge of your business.
Go to the NevadaTax website www.nevadatax.nv.gov or click on the quick link on the Department’s website www.tax.state.nv.us and select “Enroll Nevada Tax”.

Follow the steps to enter your user and business information; verify the business TID one of three ways:

·         Provide previous tax return or payment information for quick access to NevadaTax

·         Provide your Pre-approved NevadaTax Access Code for quick access to NevadaTax

·         Receive your NevadaTax Access Code via USPS

Once the information is verified you will be sent two e-mails. One email confirming your chosen user name and the second with a temporary password.
You will then return to www.nevadatax.nv.gov and click on “Returning User”, type in your chosen user name and the temporary password you received in the e-mail. The system will then prompt you to retype the temporary password for verification and ask you to choose a new password.
You are now registered to use the Department’s online filing system.

Browser Requirements

Attention Internet Explorer 10 Users ~ Please enable the Compatibility View option in your browser to avoid known issues.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater is the only browser certified to work with Nevada Tax. The use of a Microsoft Windows platform is recommended. The use of a different operating system to access this website may reduce site functionality and result in invalid input which can delay or prohibit using Nevada Tax. Additionally, no support is available for the users of incompatible browsers. To download the latest free version of Internet Explorer follow the link provided. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

Netscape/Firefox: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or greater) is the only browser certified to work with Nevada Tax. The use of a different browser to access this website may reduce site functionality and result in invalid input which can delay or prohibit using Nevada Tax. Additionally, no support is available for the users of incompatible browsers. To download the latest free version of Internet Explorer follow the link provided. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

America Online (AOL): Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or greater) is the only browser certified to work with Nevada Tax. AOL users will need to connect to AOL and then minimize the AOL screen and use Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher. The use of a different browser to access this website may reduce site functionality and result in invalid input which can delay or prohibit using Nevada Tax. Additionally, no support is available for the users of incompatible browsers. To download the latest free version of Internet Explorer follow the link provided. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

Registration- Common Questions during Nevada Tax or Business Registration

  • Please keep in mind the initial set up of your account with us can be done through Nevada Tax.  Adding locations to an existing business or adding a new tax type requires the submission of a hard copy of the Nevada Business Registration.
  • When we request the date your business started, we are requesting the date you started business in Nevada only; not the date your business opened in any other state. 
  • If you recently purchased a business, the Start Date is the date you took over ownership, not the original date the business opened with the prior owners. 
  • When registering your business you must provide ownership information. The owner of your business may not be the business you are registering.  For example; ABC Corp cannot be the owner of ABC Corp.  We need an owner or officer’s name.  Be assured the information is confidential and is not public record.  You will also want to provide the name of the responsible person the Department is allowed to release information to. 
  • When registering your business we ask for an estimate of your Average Taxable Sales.  This figure should reflect a realistic estimate of what you believe your actual taxable sales will be within the next year.  The figure you provide calculates the security deposit which must be posted with the Department for issuance of your Sales Tax Permit.
  • We will be asking for a ‘Doing Business As’ (DBA) when you register your business.  This is the name your business is operating as.  This is the fictitious name you may have registered with your local County or City.  For example, Mary Smith ‘doing business as’ Mary’s Quilts; or ABC Corp ‘doing business as’ Mary’s Quilts.