Guard members to get sales tax exemption over Nevada Day weekend

Guard members to get sales tax exemption over Nevada Day weekend
Nevada's National Guard assists at COVID-19 test locations in Nevada, directing traffic and contact tracing. Image: Eric Marks

CARSON CITY–Nevada’s Department of Taxation this week is reminding businesses to prepare for the new sales tax exemption for Nevada National Guard members over the Nevada Day weekend. This year the exemption is valid Oct. 29-31.

The sales tax exemption is new for the state, having passed as Senate Bill 440 during the 2021 Legislative Session. It permits Nevada National Guard members and their qualifying dependents to purchase certain tangible goods without paying sales tax. Other taxes on goods still apply.

Guard members must apply in advance for the exemption and receive a letter of exemption to present to businesses, and officials said many already have.

“Vendors who are selling tangible personal property to eligible members and their qualifying dependents are authorized to sell them as tax exempt,” taxation officials said in a statement. “The Department also recommends that all vendors retain a copy of the individual’s letter of exemption to document the transaction as tax exempt.”

Business owners with questions about the exemption letter can call the Department of Taxation at 866-962-3707 to get additional information. 

Source: NDT