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Nebraska sales tax rate changes


 Many city boundaries are shifting in Nebraska, which can impact sales tax rates.

Typically there aren’t many changes to local sales and use tax rates in Nebraska. While this makes sales and use tax compliance simpler in some respects, it also means changes can catch businesses off guard. For rate changes do occur, and when they do, companies must incorporate them into point-of-sale systems.

Although no rate changes take effect Jan. 1, 2018, boundary changes are scheduled to go into effect on that date. Boundary changes can impact sales and use tax rates in affected areas.

In addition, there were boundary and rate changes in the fourth quarter of 2017, and there will be boundary and rate changes in the second quarter of 2018.

January 2018 changes

The following cities have boundary changes as of Jan. 1:

  • David City
  • Fremont
  • Hastings
  • Kearney
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Norfolk
  • North Platte
  • Omaha
  • Papillion
  • Scottsbluff
  • Wayne
  • Westpoint

October 2017 changes

Rates in the following jurisdictions changed as of Oct. 1, 2017:

  • Lawrence imposed a new 1% sales and use tax
  • Shelton terminated its 1% sales and use tax

Boundaries for the following cities changed as of Oct. 1, 2017:

  • Hooper
  • Kearney
  • Lincoln
  • Nebraska City
  • Norfolk
  • Papillion
  • Scottsbluff

April 2018 changes

Norfolk plans to decrease its sales and use tax rate from 2.5 to 1.5% on April 1, 2018.

In addition, there will be boundary changes to the following cities:

  • Alliance
  • David City
  • Hastings
  • Kearney
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Minden
  • Norfolk
  • Papillion

The Nebraska Department of Revenue provides additional information on boundary changes, including the ordinance number or plat.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.