Nebraska sales tax rate changes

Tracking state and local sales tax rate changes in Nebraska


Nebraska sales tax changes effective July 1, 2019

Several local sales and use tax rate changes take effect in Nebraska on July 1, 2019.

Coleridge, Nehawka, and Wauneta will each levy a new 1% local sales and use tax while the city of St. Edward will increase its sales and use tax rate by 1.5%.

City County New Local Rate State Rate Combined Rate
Coleridge Cedar County 1.00% 5.50% 6.50%
Nehawka Cass County 1.00% 5.50% 6.50%
St. Edward Boone County 1.50% 5.50% 7.00%
Wauneta Chase County 1.00% 5.50% 6.50%
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Nebraska sales tax changes archive

Several local sales and use tax rate changes will take effect in Nebraska on April 1, 2019. In the table below, we've indicated where the tax is new versus an increase to an existing sales and use tax.

City County Local Tax Rate State Tax Rate New Combined Rate
Ansley Custer County 1.00% (new) 5.50% 6.50%
Beatrice Gage County 2.00% 5.50% 7.50%
Clay Center Clay County 1.50% 5.50% 7.00%
Dakota City Dakota County 1.00% 5.50% 6.50%
DeWitt Saline County 1.00% (new) 5.50% 6.50%
Fullerton Nance County 2.00% 5.50% 7.50%
Grand Island Hall County 2.00% 5.50% 7.50%
Harrison Sioux County 1.50% 5.50% 7.00%
Hubbard Dakota County 1.50% (new) 5.50% 7.00%
Laurel Cedar County 1.00% (new) 5.50% 6.50%
Loup City Sherman County 2.00% 5.50% 7.50%
Oakland Burt County 1.50% 5.50% 7.00%
Ord Valley County 2.00% 5.50% 7.50%
Osmond Pierce County 1.50% 5.50% 7.00%
Paxton Keith County 2.00% 5.50% 7.50%
Pender Thurston County 1.50% 5.50% 7.00%
Pleasanton Buffalo County 1.00% (new) 5.50% 6.50%
Sargent Custer County 2.00% 5.50% 7.50%

Several local sales and use tax rate changes will take effect in Nebraska on January 1, 2019.

January 2019 sales tax changes

  • Dakota City: A new 0.5% local sales and use tax takes effect, bringing the combined rate to 6%. According to the Nebraska Department of Revenue, “the Dakota County sales and use tax rate will no longer be effective for taxable deliveries made within the Dakota City boundaries as of January 1, 2019. A county sales and use tax is only imposed on taxable sales within the county, but outside the city boundaries of any city that imposes a city sales tax.”
  • Pender: Local sales and use tax drops by 1%, bringing the combined rate to 5.5% (the state rate).
  • Randolph: Local sales and use tax increases to 2%, bringing the combined rate to 7.5%
  • Wahoo: Local sales and use tax increases to 2%, bringing the combined rate to 7.5%.

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.


The following cities in Nebraska have boundary changes effective as of January, 2018.

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

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


Rates in the following jurisdictions in Nebraska changed as of October 1, 2017:

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

Boundaries for the following cities in Nebraska changed as of October 1, 2017:

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

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


Although fall has yet to officially arrive, state tax authorities are already looking ahead to next year.

The following sales and use tax rate changes will take effect in Nebraska on January 1, 2017.

New local sales and use tax

  • Meadow Grove: 1.5% (combined rate of 7%)

Local sales and use tax rate increase

  • Elmwood: 1.5% (combined rate of 7%)
  • Papillion: 2% (combined rate of 7.5%)
  • Weeping Water: 1.5% (combined rate of 7%)
  • Wilber: 1.5% (combined rate of 7%)

Additional information is available from the Nebraska Department of Revenue.


Several local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Nebraska on October 1, 2016.

New taxes

  • Bellwood: 1.5% sales and use tax
  • Leigh: 1.5% sales and use tax

Rate increases

  • Dodge: up to 1.5%
  • Oshkosh: up to 2%

The rate in Elmwood will remain at 0.5% (a rate increase previously reported by the Department of Revenue will not take effect).


Local sales and use tax rate changes have been announced for Nebraska, effective October 1, 2015.

The local sales and use tax rate in Chadron will increase from 1.5% to 2%.

In Lincoln, the local sales and use tax rate will jump from 1.5% to 1.75%. Additional information.


Updated 3.20.2015

The Nebraska sales tax rate changes scheduled for January 2015 have yet to take effect, and yet additional rate changes have been announced for April 2015. The more notice the better.

Effective April 1, 2015, the following Nebraska counties, cities, and villages are imposing a new local sales and use tax:

  • Benedict, 1.5%
  • Callaway, 1.0%
  • Dakota County, 0.5%
  • Decatur, 1.0%
  • Elwood, 1.0%
  • Stanton, 1.5%
  • Upland, 0.5%
  • Utica, 1.5%

In addition, the following cities and villages (listed with new rate) will increase their local sales and use tax rate on April 1:

  • Bancroft, 1.5%
  • Bassett, 1.5%
  • Burwell, 1.5%
  • Duncan, 1.5%
  • Fairbury, 2.0%
  • Howells, 1.5%
  • Minden, 2.0%
  • Nebraska City, 2.0%
  • Norfolk, 2.0%
  • Rushville, 1.5%
  • Wayne, 1.5%
  • York, 2.0%

Finally, in Brown County, the County Lodging Tax Rate will increase from 2% to 4%, effective April 1, 2015.


It is already time to start revealing January 2015 sales tax rate changes, at least in Nebraska. Oh my.

Effective January 1, 2015:

  • Battle Creek will impose a new 1.5% local sales and use tax.
  • David City will increase the local sales and use tax to 2%.

A list of Nebraska local sales tax rates effective January 2015 is available at the Nebraska Department of Revenue website.


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