Tesla resolves tax dispute with Nevada after state goes to court

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Tesla Inc. resolved a dispute with Nevada a day after the state went to court to try to collect an allegedly unpaid $655,000 unemployment tax bill.

A Tesla spokesman said the court filing in Las Vegas was the result of a clerical error and that the car maker processed the payment Tuesday. Tesla has been in discussions with states over new unemployment insurance contribution rates since it incorporated the employees of SolarCity, according to the spokesman.

Rosa Mendez, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, confirmed that the department had been in touch with Tesla and that the issue was being resolved.

According to a document filed Monday with the state court, Tesla underpaid for both the quarter ended March 31 and the quarter ended June 30, when the carmaker had $68 million and $55 million in taxable wages, respectively.

Tesla’s Gigafactory outside Sparks, Nevada, produces Model 3 electric motors and battery packs.

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