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Welcome from Director Hughes

Welcome to Nevada Tax Center. We have developed this online service to offer you an easier way to manage your business tax filings. If you are not already registered, I encourage you to do so. We at the Department are committed to ongoing improvements that make doing business with us easier. I sincerely hope you enjoy your experience with Nevada Tax Center.

Warm regards,
Shellie

About the Department

The Department administers the collection and distribution of more than $6 billion annually in state and local government revenue from 17 different taxes. The revenue collected by the Department funds all levels of government in Nevada, including school districts, cities, counties, and the state.


Executive Director Shellie Hughes

Shellie Hughes was appointed Executive Director of the Department of Taxation in August 2021 by Governor Steve Sisolak. Hughes has more than 15 years of experience in state and local tax law. Since March 2016, she has served as Chief Deputy Executive Director for the Department of Taxation. In that role, she assisted the Director in the day-to-day operations of the agency, she oversaw the development of technical bulletins, regulations, and legislation; and she consulted with the Attorney General’s office regarding legal matters of the Department. Her prior roles include Chief Legal Advisor to California State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton, Tax Counsel for the California State Board of Equalization's Legal Department Appeals Division in the area of business and special taxes, and Graduate Student Assistant for the California Franchise Tax Board. Hughes graduated from McGeorge School of Law and received her JD degree with a tax concentration. She received her BA degree In Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mission Statement

Provide Fair, Efficient and Effective Administration of Tax Programs for the State of Nevada in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations and policies. Serve the Taxpayers, State and Local Government Entities; and enable and recognize Department employees.

Philosophy

Dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct; committed to consistent, impartial and courteous service and treatment. Providing resources, training and support to the men and women of the Department, and fostering initiative, creativity and effective performance.

Goals

  1. Ensure the stable administration of tax statutes.
  2. Improve compliance through education, information and enforcement.
  3. Cooperate with other agencies and entities to better serve taxpayers.
  4. Provide improved and more efficient service.
  5. Promote the fair and equitable treatment of taxpayers.
  6. Enhance workforce proficiency through training and communication
  7. Improve tax administration through new technology.