Sisolak calls for sales tax holiday for Guard members

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak records his State of The State address inside the Assembly Chamber at the Nevada Legislature on Jan. 16, 2021.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak records his State of The State address inside the Assembly Chamber at the Nevada Legislature on Jan. 16, 2021.
Photo: David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Gov. Steve Sisolak is calling on lawmakers to create an annual sales tax holiday for members of the Nevada National Guard.
The legislation introduced in the Senate would exempt Guard members from paying sales tax once a year on Nevada Day and the weekend immediately following that holiday.
He said about 4,400 active members of the Guard and members of their households would be able to take advantage of the tax holiday.
He said it’s been more than a year since the Guard was activated to help support efforts to fight the pandemic. They have distributed food, PPE and other equipment, conducted testing across the state as well as administering thousands of shots.
Sisolak said there is no denying the indispensable role the Guard has played during the pandemic.
“This is our opportunity to ensure we are there for them,” he said.

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