Nevada Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

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)

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)

      • To register or create an account, hover over "Online Services" and click on "Nevada Tax - File & Pay." You will be redirected to the sign up page.

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