Nevada Hourly Paycheck and Payroll Calculator

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Simply enter their federal and state W-4 information as well as their pay rate, deductions and benefits, and we’ll crunch the numbers for you.

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Nevada Hourly Paycheck Calculator

Does the mere thought of Nevada payroll taxes make you want to run for the hills? We know how you feel. Here’s some good news: you will get up to speed fast with a quick rundown (below) of payroll taxes in Nevada. And if you’d rather have someone else take the reins, experienced accountants and payroll software can take the lead in overcoming even the most nerve-wracking payroll challenges. 

Nevada payroll taxes

Here’s what you need to know about withholding payroll taxes in Nevada.

  • To compute the amount of tax for general businesses, use Form MBT-GB, Form MBT-FI for financial institutions, and Form MBT-MI for mining businesses. 

Additional Nevada forms

In addition to the forms mentioned above, Nevada employers also need to file the following forms:

  1. Employer’s Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report (NUCS-4072)
  2. Modified Business Tax Return (TXR-020.04)
  3. Quarterly Bond Contributions Report (Bond Report)
  4. NV New Hire Report

Nevada unemployment tax rate

Nevada requires most employers to pay unemployment insurance tax to help compensate workers who are out of work through no fault of their own. 

  • Employers pay Nevada unemployment tax on the first $40,100 of an employee’s wages.
  • New employers pay at a rate of 2.95%.
  • Experienced employers pay at a rate of 0.25%–5.4%.
  • Unemployment tax in Nevada should be paid quarterly through the Electronic Payment System.

Paying Nevada taxes

Here’s what you need to know about paying Nevada taxes:

  • Nevada’s payment frequencies are quarterly

Other Nevada taxes

Nevada employers are also required to pay or withhold the following taxes:

  • Nevada Modified Business Taxes

Nevada minimum wage

The current minimum wage is $9.50 per hour if the employee is insured (lower tier) and $10.50 per hour if the employee is not insured (higher tier). The state’s minimum wage will change July 1, 2023 to $10.25 for insured employees and $11.25 for uninsured employees.

Nevada overtime pay

Because Nevada doesn’t have any state law governing overtime pay, the federal rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act apply. Generally speaking, hourly employees are to be paid time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 hours in a week.

Workers’ Compensation

Requirements to obtain Workers’ Compensation vary by state. This table outlines some of these requirements. If you determine that your company is required to purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance in your state, learn how to sign up for this insurance with Gusto. Sometimes, companies get a request for a workers’ comp audit—head to this article and click the workers’ comp audit reports dropdown for more information. 

New hires

Employers in Nevada need to report new employees.

Payroll stubs

You must provide a pay stub to every employee that includes:

  1. Company’s legal name and address
  2. Employee’s name and last four digits of their Social Security number
  3. Pay period beginning and end dates
  4. Total hours worked
  5. Rate of pay
  6. Gross wages
  7. The amount and reason for any deduction

Final paychecks

Employers must pay final wages to employees on their last day.

Time off

Nevada law requires employers to provide the following types of time off to employees.

  • Jury duty
  • Voting leave: In some circumstances, employers are obligated to provide up to three hours of paid time off to allow employees to vote.
  • Family & parental leave must be provided by all employers. Additionally, if personal sick leave benefits are provided, employees may use it to care for a covered family member.
  • Domestic violence leave

Federal payroll taxes

In addition to Nevada-specific taxes, both you and your employees will pay a variety of federal payroll taxes. Check out the breakdown below.

Federal income tax

Unless they are exempt, your employees will pay federal income tax.

  • You must withhold federal income tax from employees’ pay, unless they are exempt. 
  • Each employee’s Form W-4 will differ based on their filing status and dependents, among other details—so the amount of income tax to be withheld will vary.
  • Form W-4 does not need to be sent to the IRS, but should be kept for your records.


Both you and your employees will pay Federal Insurance Contributions Act, or FICA tax.

  • FICA is made up of the Medicare tax and the Social Security tax. 
  • In 2023, the Social Security tax requires employers and employees to each contribute 6.2% of wages up to $2,600. 
  • The Medicare tax requires employers and employees to each contribute 1.45% of all wages. 
  • See the IRS webpage for details, like maximum thresholds.


Like the state, the federal government also has an unemployment tax, called FUTA, which is paid by employers.

  • FUTA is an annual tax an employer pays on the first $7,000 of each employee’s wages. 
  • The FUTA rate for 2023 is 6.0%, but many employers are able to pay less, for instance, up to 5.4% each year due to tax credits.
  • Most employers will pay this tax annually with Form 940. But larger employers with more than $500 in tax due will have to pay quarterly. 

Additional Medicare tax

The Additional Medicare tax is paid by employees. Here’s what you should know:

  • For employees that earn over $200,000 per year, 0.9% of earnings will need to be withheld for the Additional Medicare tax. 
  • Whether or not your employee owes this tax may depend on their filing status.

Paying federal taxes

How often you’ll pay federal payroll taxes depends on how much you owe.

  • Semi-weekly or monthly payments are required for federal withholding, Additional Medicare, and FICA taxes. And every quarter, a summary payroll tax return is due on Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return.
  • Quarterly or annual payments are required for federal unemployment tax. Most employers will pay annually, but quarterly payments are necessary if you owe more than $500. Each time you make a payment, you’ll need to file a payroll tax return on Form 940, Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return.

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