Nevada Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Employers in the Silver State: learn about Nevada payroll tax and registration here.

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Nevada Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Are you a company with employees in Nevada? Keep reading for details around registering your business.

Account number(s) needed

Employers who pay employees in Nevada must register with the NV Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) for an Employer Account Number and Modified Business Tax (MBT) Account Number.

Nevada DETR Employer Account Number: 999999.99-9 (9 digits)

Register for an EAN online at the DETR’s Employer Self Service site to receive the account number within 2 days.

To find an EAN: Follow instructions on the DETR site.

NV DETR Modified Business Tax Account Number: 999999.99-9 (9 digits)

Find a current MBT Account Number:

  • In the New Nevada Employer Welcome package sent by NV after a company registers with the DETR.
  • Details on MBT forms is listed on the DETR site.

Required payroll documentation


Not applicable


NUCS 4072 (Employer’s Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report): This return is a good source of information to use to balance employee gross wages paid and employer contributions made in prior quarters. This return can be filed electronically.

Third Party Access /POA Needed:


Local Income Taxes Imposed:


State resources

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details

Employment Security Division regarding unemployment tax

Dept. of Taxation for withholding tax and modified business tax (MBT)

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