Nevada Tax Event Specific License




Event Specific Application – Why You May Need This

Nevada Law requires all exhibitors displaying/distributing cigarettes and/or Other Tobacco Products (OTP*) to have a Nevada license for these products or apply for an Event Specific License from State of Nevada Department of Taxation.

*OTP includes and is not limited to: cigarettes, other tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, vapor products and/or their components; electronic nicotine delivery system, E-Juice products (including zero-nicotine)

If you are licensed in Nevada or this is not applicable to your company/products, notify Michael Baker so we can mark this complete and stop additional email reminders from being sent.

If there is a question as to whether or not this is required, direct an email to Nevada Tax ( for the correct and final answer.

The application is free and takes 30 days to process. If applicable, complete and submit your application directly to the Nevada Department of Taxation by December 18, 2023. Applications submitted after will not be accepted.

If your application is not approved and/or you do not receive the approval letter before the show, you are not allowed to sell or distribute those products.

Be Sure To:

  • Select type of license being applied for at top of application, if unsure check with Nevada Tax

  • Complete the application in full and sign/date the last page

  • Use your Company Physical Address on the application, not a residential address

  • Include a complete list of products and your best estimate of the quantity you intend to bring

  • If bringing in cigarettes, submit your application 60 days in advance of the show

We encourage you to have your NV Tax License or Event Specific License on display in your booth so it is easier for the Department’s and the Attorneys General Investigators to see when in your booth. If applicable and this is not on display then it must be available upon request.  

Definitions of All Tobacco Products

Nevada Department of Taxation Post Show Tax Forms

One-Time Cigarette Excise Tax Return

One-Time Other Tobacco Products (OTP) Excise Tax Return

Contact Details

Tax License Specific Questions

Department of Taxation

Form Download Issues / Questions

Michael Baker
Exhibit & Floor Trade Show Manager
Total Product Expo
T: (805) 750-7840  (Available PST)