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Welcome to our payroll calculator!

Before we jump in, who are you using this calculator for?

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Our calculators are designed for employers, and they’ll ask for information you may not have. For a better experience, please check out this employee-focused paycheck calculator.

How much did your employee earn?

Gross Pay: This is the total amount of wages your employee earned before taxes and deductions are withheld.


For salaried employees, gross pay equals their annual salary divided by the number of pay periods per year. For hourly employees, gross pay equals the number of hours worked multiplied by their hourly wage.


(Don’t forget to add on any tips, commissions, or bonuses!)

Gross Pay Method: Is the gross pay amount based on your employee’s annual compensation, or by how many hours they worked in the last pay period?

Gross Pay YTD: Enter the total gross pay your employee has earned this year, prior to this paycheck. Normally, this can be found on the last pay stub.

Pay Frequency: How often do you normally issue paychecks?

Check Date: Enter the check date that should appear on your paycheck.

Is your employee exempt from any taxes?

Federal: In some cases, public and governmental employees are exempt from federal taxes. Check “yes” if your employee is exempt and Federal taxes should not be deducted.

FICA: In some cases, public and governmental employees are exempt from FICA. Check “yes” if your employee is exempt and FICA taxes should not be deducted.

Medicare: In some cases, public and governmental employees are exempt from Medicare taxes. Check “yes” if your employee is exempt and Medicare taxes should not be deducted.

Please enter your employee’s withholding information.

2020 W4: Would you like to use the 2020 withholding tables? Here’s an article that covers the 2020 W-4 updates if you aren’t sure.

Federal Filing Status: Select your employee’s filing status for federal withholding. This helps determine how much federal tax will be withheld.

Two Jobs: If the employee indicated that they have more than one job or are married and filing jointly with a working spouse, select Yes here.

Dependents Amount: Enter the amount your employee listed on Line 3 of their W-4, if any. This is where they claim dependents.

Other Income: If your employee listed another other income on line 4(a) of their W-4, enter the amount here.

Deductions: Enter any deductions that your employee listed on line 4(b) of their W-4, if applicable.

Additional Federal Withholding: If your employee has asked to have additional funds withheld from each paycheck, enter the amount here. If they have not, enter “0”.

Round Federal Withholding: Would you like us to round your employee’s withholding totals to the nearest dollar? (It’s not required, but it is permitted)

Now, add information for their state.

State: Select the state where withholding should be calculated. It should be the same state where the work was performed.

Now, add locale information if applicable.

Does your employee have any voluntary deductions?

Please add any additional deductions for items like health insurance, 401(k), HSAs/FSAs, or any other benefits.


Select type of deduction needed:

401(k)

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HSA

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Custom

Add deduction

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Updated: May 6, 2024

Our payroll calculator simplifies the payroll process for Nevada employers. Simply enter wage and W-4 information for each employee, and our calculator will process your gross pay, net pay, and any federal deductions.

Federal payroll taxes for Nevada employers

First and foremost, let’s walk through a summary of federal payroll taxes that all of your employees have to pay, no matter which state they live in. If you would like to see each step in detail, check out the step-by-step guide that we created just for you.

  1. Calculate Gross Pay.
    1. For hourly employees, simply multiply their hourly rate by the number of hours worked during the pay period. Remember to increase the rate for any overtime hours worked.
    2. For salaried employees, take their annual salary and divide it by the number of pay periods.
    3. Bonuses, commissions, or tips also get added to gross pay.
  2. Subtract Pre-Tax Deductions. If your employees have any pre-tax deductions like 401(k), for example, subtract them from gross pay so that their taxable income is reduced by this amount.
  3. Calculate the Federal Income Tax. Now that you have adjusted gross pay, you can calculate the amount of federal income tax that your employees owe the IRS. The tax rate ranges from 0% all the way up to 37%. You can find all the minute details in the IRS Publication 15-T.
  4. Deduct FICA Taxes. FICA stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act, and it collects two taxes that both employees and employers have to pay: Social Security and Medicare.
    1. Social Security Tax: Withhold 6.2% of each employee’s taxable wages up to $168,600 for the year. If an employee makes more than $168,600, any salary above this amount is exempt. As an employer, you also have to pay the IRS 6.2% of your employee’s salary dollar-for-dollar.
    2. Medicare Tax: Withhold 1.45% of each employee’s taxable wages up to $200,000 for the year. If an employee makes more than $200,000, an Additional Medicare Tax (super original name, right?) of 0.9% should be withheld. As an employer, you’re only responsible for matching 1.45% of the first $200,000.
  5. Calculate the FUTA Tax. FUTA stands for the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. Employers are responsible for paying 6% of each employee’s first $7,000 of taxable income. Employees are not responsible for paying FUTA. Note that if you pay your state unemployment tax in full and on time, you are eligible to receive a 5.4% tax credit, bringing your effective FUTA tax rate down to 0.6%. It’s a 90% savings!
  6. Subtract Post-Tax Deductions. Not many of your employees will have post-tax deductions, but if they do, which can be anything from garnishments like child support to life insurance, you will need to make a deduction here and send the deduction to the appropriate jurisdiction.

Nevada state payroll taxes

None! Nada! Zilch! Nevada has no state income taxes. But you knew this already.

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Nevada unemployment insurance and modified business tax

As an employer, you have to pay the state’s unemployment insurance. For 2024, Nevada’s unemployment insurance rates range from 0.3% to 5.40% with a taxable wage base of up to $40,600 per employee per year. In 2023, it was $40,100.

 

If you’re starting a new small business (congratulations!), the rate is 2.95%. And if you’re liable to pay unemployment insurance, you’re also liable to pay the modified business tax. It is a quarterly payroll tax that you have to pay if your total gross wages less employee health care benefits are $50,000 or more in a quarter. The tax rate is 1.378% if you own a general business, but financial institutions pay a higher rate.

Staying compliant

Workers’ compensation insurance is required for nearly all employers in the state. To better understand what’s required and if you need to have it, read more in our employer’s guide to Nevada workers’ compensation insurance requirements.

Now prep your signature

Calculate each employee’s net pay, cut those checks (or transfer those direct deposits, whatever suits your employees’ fancy), and make sure you have enough left in your own account to cover FICA and UI taxes. You will need to use Form 941 to file federal taxes quarterly, and Form 940 to report your annual FUTA tax. You can pay taxes online using the EFTPS payment system. More details about employment tax due dates can be found here.

More Nevada state tax resources

If that wasn’t enough for you, here are a couple more resources that can help you understand Nevada payroll a little better:

 

Nevada Department of Taxation (866) 962-3707 | Modified Business Tax | Manage Your Business Tax Filings

 

Nevada Unemployment Insurance (888) 890-8211 | Register Your Business

Other calculators for Nevada employers

Employers in Nevada can quickly figure out their employees’ gross pay, net pay, and deductions by using the calculator at the top of this page. But sometimes they have to do a bit more math before they can cut paychecks. For example, do you run a small business where employees earn tips from customers? Remember that you are responsible for withholding taxes from your employees’ paychecks based on the tips they receive. Also, if you have workers who leave from time to time, you may need to spend some time calculating their final paychecks. So, if you need a little more help with the number-crunching, check out some of the calculators below.

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