A State to State Look at Sales Tax

Business, Politics



Forty-five states and the District of Columbia impose statewide sales taxes on their residents, but 38 states also allow local governments to impose additional taxes that can push the tax rate up even further.
A new map from the Tax Foundation ranks all of the states and DC by their highest average combined state and local sales tax rate. Louisiana leads the national at 9.98 percent, followed by Tennessee (9.46 percent), Arkansas (9.30 percent), Alabama (9.01 percent), and Washington (8.92 percent).
The five states with the lowest average combined rates are Alaska (1.76 percent), Hawaii (4.35 percent), Wyoming (5.40 percent), Wisconsin (5.42 percent), and Maine (5.5 percent).
To see where your state ranks, check out the map below or click here to view the full  report.

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