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Your Ultimate Guide to US Payroll in Nevada

Managing payroll in Nevada? Read our state-by-state guide to US payroll taxes to learn what you must withhold and deduct from employee wages.

Gabriele Culot
Written by Gabriele Culot
July 26, 2023
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Key takeaways

  1. Companies with employees in Nevada will have to contribute to Nevada’s unemployment insurance in Nevada.
  2. Nevada doesn’t require employers to withhold personal income tax.
  3. When you hire one employee in Nevada, you’ll need to start paying for workers’ compensation insurance.

Employers must navigate various regulations and requirements to ensure proper payroll withholding in each US state. On top of withholding federal taxes such as Medicare and Social Security taxes, you are also responsible for withholding and paying certain Nevada state taxes from your employee’s payroll. These taxes together are referred to as employer payroll taxes or payroll withholding. 

This guide introduces what employers need to pay and withhold from payroll in Nevada, including unemployment insurance, personal income tax, and workers’ compensation. 

Paying Unemployment Insurance in Nevada

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a national program administered by the US Department of Labor and provides temporary payments to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Although UI is a joint state-federal program to help unemployed individuals, employers in Nevada must contribute to unemployment insurance. You can manage your Nevada unemployment insurance through an easy-to-use online portal

For more information on paying your unemployment insurance, the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation provides multiple resources, including updates to regulations, a breakdown of the statutes and regulations, and answers to FAQs.

Withholding Personal Income Tax from your Nevada Employee 

Nevada does not require employers to withhold personal income taxes, so you only need to withhold federal personal income tax after hiring your first employee in Nevada.

Paying your Nevada Workers’ Compensation 

On top of paying your Nevada payroll taxes, you will also need to pay for workers’ compensation in the state. Workers’ compensation is insurance to provide care for an employee who gets injured while performing their job. Employers are required to pay for workers’ compensation in Nevada even if you only have one employee living there. 

Businesses can purchase workers’ compensation from a qualified commercial carrier in the state. Nevada’s Department of Business & Industry Industrial Relations provides various resources to help you find a commercial carrier. If you want to be self-insured, picking a state-approved carrier ensures that your workers’ compensation insurance complies with the state’s regulations for workers’ compensation.

Simplify US payroll tax compliance with Deel

While this guide provides essential information on Nevada payroll taxes, payroll compliance and state requirements extend beyond what is covered above. To streamline the process and ensure full compliance, companies can turn to Deel. 

Deel offers a comprehensive solution for managing US and international payroll, including payments, taxes, worker classification, and more. Speak with an expert today to see how you can streamline your US payroll processes and ensure compliance with state regulations.

Disclaimer: This article is provided for general informational purposes and should not be treated as legal or tax advice. Consult a professional before proceeding.

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