Economic Development And Tourism


Nevada's tax climate is among the most attractive in the U.S.! There are a number of taxes common to many of the 50 states which are not imposed in Nevada. For example, the following taxes are NOT imposed in Nevada:

  • Franchise
  • Corporate (Taxes Measured by Net Income)
  • Bank Excise Measured by Income
  • Personal Income (1)
  • Special Intangible
  • Admissions
  • Sales Tax on Food
  • Bank Share Tax (2)
  • Chain Store
  • Inheritance

(1) In 1990, the voters of Nevada approved a constitutional amendment to prohibit the imposition of a personal income tax. (2) In 1986, voters of Nevada approved the repeal of the constitutional provision which provided for a bank share tax.  Source: Nevada Taxpayers Association

Western States Comparison

State Corporate Income Personal Income
NEVADA None None
Arizona 6.968% 2.59% to 4.54%
California 8.84% 1.0% to 12.3%
Colorado 4.63% 4.63%
Idaho 7.4% 1.6% to 7.4%
Oregon 6.6% to 7.6% 5.0% to 9.9%
Utah 5.0% 5.0%
Washington None None

Source: Federation of Tax Administrators
Range of State Corporate Income Tax Rates (Tax Year 2013, as of Jan. 2013)
State Individual Income Taxes (Tax Year 2013, as of Jan. 2013)

Sales Tax Rate:

In Clark County (Henderson), the sales tax rate is 8.25%.

Additional Information Sources:

Nevada State Department of Taxation  
Department of Taxation Home Page

Clark County Assessor (Property Tax information)
Assessor Home Page