The Nevada (NV) state sales tax rate is currently 6.85%, including 0.50% basic city-county relief tax and 1.75% supplemental city-county relief tax levied at the state level. It's the 7th-highest in the U.S. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 8.625%. The average local rate is 1.29%. The average combined tax rate is 8.14%, ranking 13rd in the US.
Local taxes apply to both intra-state and inter-state transactions.
Nevada purchaser must pay use tax directly to the State of Nevada if the out-of-state seller does not charge sales tax on the purchases.
In Nevada, unprepared food, farm machinery and equipment, newspapers are not taxable. Prescription drugs and prosthetic devices are exempt from sales tax. Installation and repair/reconditioning service is not taxable if it is separately stated on the invoice.
Nevada participates in the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP).