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York County Govt Taxation

It’s no secret that businesses are looking for ways to boost their bottom line. By doing business in York County, Nebraska, businesses can do just that. To learn more about the specifics business operating costs in York County, we invite you to look at tax, incentive, utility and permitting information below. For more detailed information regarding the area’s operating costs, contact our team for a report tailored to meet your needs.

Corporate Tax

Tax Rate Schedule

If Net Nebraska Taxable Income from line 12 is -

$0.00 $100,000.00 5.58% $0.00
$100,000.00   $5,580 + 7.81% $100,000.00


Personal Income Tax

Personal Tax Rates in Nebraska vary depending on a number of factors. To get a more precise picture of what your personal income tax in Nebraska would be, please visit the Nebraska Department of Revenue for more information.

Sales Tax

The State of Nebraska has a 5.5% sales tax rate. Each local municipality can add an additional sales tax of up to 1.5% or 2% with an additional special vote. The City of York has passed the additional tax to do 2.0% with 0.5% of that allocated to infrastructure and recreational facilities for a total sales tax of 7.5%.  All other municipalities in York County have a rate of 1.5% for a total sales tax rate of 7%.

Use Tax

All personal and intangible property purchased by a company outside of the State of Nebraska is subject to the Nebraska Sales Tax Rate if the property is not exempt from the tax code.

Inventory Tax

Nebraska does not have an inventory tax.

Other Tax Highlights

  • No state property tax
  • No inventory tax
  • No personal property tax on intangibles
  • No sales tax on raw materials when used as ingredients or component parts in manufacturing operations
  • No sales tax on sales of energy for processing or manufacturing purposes
  • No sales tax on water used exclusively in manufacturing and processing
  • No sales tax on qualified agricultural machinery and equipment
  • No sales tax on manufacturing machinery, equipment, and related services
  • Sales and use tax refunds are available on qualified air and water pollution control equipment
  • Sales and use tax refunds are available on property qualifying for certain investment incentives


York County and municipalities throughout the county require those engaging in new construction to apply for building permits. Fees associated with those permits vary upon the location but can be as little as $5. Below are sample building permit fees for new construction or remodel activities in York County.

City of York

Building permit fees are based on the value of the project as determined during the application procedure. This figure includes all building costs and labor. Building permit fees in York are as follows:

Project Cost Permit Fee
First $2000 Value $20.00
Each Additional $1000 or part there of $2.00

Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permit fees are $10.00 for issuance of permit plus inspection fees (minimum $10.00). Fees for these permits are billed upon final inspection of project. Other potential fees in the City of York are as follows:

Permit Type Permit Fee
Landscape Permit $20.00
Street Opening/Curb Cut Permit $20.00
Sign Permit $20 per sign
Demolition Permit $20.00
Floodplain Development Permit No charge

For more information regarding Building & Zoning regulations in the City of York, contact the staff at York County Development Corporation or visit the City of York’s website.

York County

Building Permit fees for development in County jurisdiction are as follows:

Project Permit Fee
Other Than Agriculture Purposes $25.00
Agriculture Purposes No Fee

For more information on Building & Zoning regulations in York County, contact the Staff at York County Development Corporation or visit York County’s website.

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Nebraska is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Union Pacific
  • Peter Kiewit Sons'
  • Mutual of Omaha

York County is the home of sensational public schools and higher education opportunities.

The county offers 9 different K-12 institutions – all following the Career Pathway mode – and both York College and Southeast Community College's York Regional Learning Center for those pursuing higher education.

Nebraska ... the Good Life

York County, Nebraska is a progressive community strategically located at the intersection of US Hwy 81 and Interstate 80, two of America's most traveled roadways, and is less than 40 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska's capital city.

Affordable Power

NPPD Industrial energy rates are 11% below national rates based on 2012 Energy Information Administration data. This does not take into account the fact that NPPD had no rate increase in 2014.

Parks, recreational activities, programs and special events for every walk of life

Residents and visitors in York County can enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities like sports, dining, nature walks, literature and history, shopping, movies, and the theater. Just to name a few!