Nebraska sales tax

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Nebraska state sales tax rate

5.5%
Base state sales tax rate 5.5%
Local rate range 0%-2%
Total rate range 5.5%-7.5%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Nebraska sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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Nebraska sales tax information

The Nebraska (NE) state sales tax rate is currently 5.5%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 7.5%, but food and prescription drugs are exempt.

Nebraska provides no tax breaks for Social Security benefits and military pensions while real estate is assessed at 100% market value. Food and prescription drugs are exempt from state sales tax.

All sellers making retail sales of taxable goods or services in Nebraska are required to register with the state and collect and remit sales tax. As Nebraska is a Streamlined Sales Tax state, out-of-state businesses without a sales tax obligation are encouraged to register for sales tax purposes.

Nebraska Sales Tax Rate Guide

Nebraska sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Nebraska sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Nebraska sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Nebraska sales tax resources

Nebraska sales tax rate changes

Need to know which sales tax rates in Nebraska are changing? Check out our tax rate change tracker for details.

Nebraska sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Nebraska sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.