The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
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State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules — on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more — across the U.S.


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The Bottom Line
Map of Nevada

Most Tax-Friendly

A no-income-tax haven, Nevada is one of Kiplinger’s top ten most tax-friendly states. Where does the Silver State get its money? Besides the gaming industry, much of it comes from sales tax: the average combined state and local tax rate is 8.14%

Sales Tax

6.85% state levy. Localities can add as much as 1.42%, and the average combined rate is 8.14%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Income Tax Range

There is no state income tax.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.34 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.29 per gallon.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on Nevada’s median home value of $191,600 is $1,478.

See’s Retiree Tax Map for details on tax breaks for seniors in Nevada.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due on vehicle purchases, but private-party deals are exempt. An annual tax is also levied, based on the vehicle’s value and age. Example: The owner of a vehicle that is two years old with an original sticker price of $20,000 would pay $238. Clark and Churchill counties add to that to fund road construction; for this sample vehicle, they add another $60.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.80 per pack
Other tobacco 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% sales tax

Travel Taxes

There is no statewide lodging tax, but localities can levy one. Las Vegas’s tax is 12%. Sales tax is not collected.

Rental cars: 10%; Washoe and Clark Counties charge an additional 2%. Sales tax is also due.

Taxes On Wireless Service


Inheritance and Estate Taxes

There is no inheritance tax or estate tax.

Oddball Tax

Nevada taxes entertainment at rates of 5% or 10% (depending on the size of the venue). However, a number of exemptions exist, including this one: "Instrumental or vocal music, which may or may not be supplemented with commentary by the musicians, in a restaurant, lounge or similar area if such music does not routinely rise to the volume that interferes with casual conversation and if such music would not generally cause patrons to watch as well as listen." So you can play on (softly) and even crack jokes tax-free. Just make sure they’re not funny enough to attract attention.

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