RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- Amazon.com has begun collecting sales tax on online purchases from Nevada residents.
According to Nevada Department of Taxation, sales tax rates vary depending on local counties. Washoe County’s tax rate is 7.725%, with Clark County having the highest rate at 8.1%. Amazon has been charging a sales tax in 19 states already, including Arizona and California.
Legislation that would have required Amazon to collect sales tax on purchases shipped to Nevada failed in committee in the state legislature in May 2011. The legislation was proposed by the Retail Association of Nevada and was expected to generate $16 million annually in additional sales tax collections.
The Associated Press reported that states lost an estimated $23.3 billion in 2012 because sales tax on online or catalog purchases were not collected.
You can read more on the Department of Taxations website