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Nevada has no state income tax withholding. However, you still need to withhold US federal taxes, and you'll also pay federal and state unemployment insurance taxes (SUTA and FUTA).

HINT-- Turtle Creek Software provides free annual updates for Nevada payroll taxes, and US federal withholding rates.

Nevada State Withholding Instructions

To enter withholding information for an employee in your Goldenseal company file, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Employees from the Accounts menu.
  2. Locate the employee record.
  3. Click the Payroll Setup button.
  4. Enter the employee's marital status into the Marital Status field.
  5. Enter the number of federal dependents into the Federal Exemptions field.
  6. Enter the number of Alabama dependents into the State Exemptions field.
  7. Enter the Nevada Tax Package into the Tax Package field. HINT-- If you don't see it in the list, you'll need to import the tax info first.
  8. Click OK.

Nevada State Unemployment Tax Instructions

In 2017, Nevada state SUTA taxes apply to the first $29,500 in wages for each employee (up slightly from the 2016 rate). The tax rate depends on your classification and past experience rating (for new employers the starting rate is 2.95%).

To enter your Nevada SUTA tax rate into the Goldenseal payroll software program, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, and choose Tax Items from the submenu.
  2. You'll see a list of Tax Items. Locate the Nevada SUTA tax in the list, and double-click on it. HINT: If you don't see SUTA in the list, you'll need to import the Nevada payroll info first.
  3. Enter your percentage into the percentage field to the right of Calculation method.
  4. If the cutoff amount has changed, enter it into the dollar field next to First Adjustment.

Nevada Marital Status

Use the following to determine the value for the Marital Status popup menu in each Employee account:

  • Single- single employee
  • Married- married employee
  • Dual Income- not used
  • Head of House- employee claims Head of Family status
  • Other- not used


Nevada Tax Contacts

State Department of Revenue website

Payroll Tax Office-- 775 687-4820
SUTA-- 702 687-4650


Little Known Nevada Tax Fact

Nevada residents are allowed to go "double or nothing" on their state income tax payment, based on the flip of a silver dollar (performed by the Tax Commissioner on the courthouse lawn in Carson City, every April 15).

Use form NV-2/0 if requesting this option.


Official State Lawn Ornament

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