Sales Tax by State

Sales tax is one of, if not the, primary tax that is levied by state governments. It is a tax applied to goods and services and charged at the point of purchase. 

For some states, primarily those without a state income tax, the sales tax is the chief means for raising revenue. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have a statewide sales tax that is levied on goods and services, and additional local sales taxes are levied in thirty-eight states.

The definition of retail sales and taxable items varies depending on the states. Most, if not all, jurisdictions have numerous categories of services and goods that are exempt from sales tax or taxed at reduced rates. 

Learn for yourself how sales taxes differ by state by looking at the data in the charts.

General Sales Tax Rate by State

Alabama - General Sales Tax Rate

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4%

#7 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

CONTRIBUTION OF GENERAL SALES TAX TO TOTAL REVENUEhelp

12.56%

#19 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.8%

#10 in the US

Alaska - General Sales Tax Rate

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0%

#1 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

CONTRIBUTION OF GENERAL SALES TAX TO TOTAL REVENUEhelp

2.17%

#47 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

4.6%

#1 in the US

Arizona - General Sales Tax Rate

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5.6%

#17 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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20.26%

#5 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.5%

#11 in the US

Arkansas - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.5%

#25 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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17.92%

#9 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.2%

#24 in the US

California - General Sales Tax Rate

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7.25%

#47 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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10.86%

#30 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

13.5%

#46 in the US

Colorado - General Sales Tax Rate

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2.9%

#6 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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14.06%

#14 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.7%

#12 in the US

Connecticut - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.35%

#26 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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10.32%

#31 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

15.4%

#50 in the US

Delaware - General Sales Tax Rate

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0%

#2 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

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12.4%

#39 in the US

District of Columbia - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#27 in the US

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11.16%

#25 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12%

#40 in the US

Florida - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#28 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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17.89%

#10 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.1%

#13 in the US

Georgia - General Sales Tax Rate

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4%

#8 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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12.72%

#20 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.9%

#4 in the US

Hawaii - General Sales Tax Rate

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4%

#9 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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22.11%

#3 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

14.1%

#49 in the US

Idaho - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#29 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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14.12%

#15 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.7%

#25 in the US

Illinois - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.25%

#30 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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11.66%

#26 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.9%

#41 in the US

Indiana - General Sales Tax Rate

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7%

#48 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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12.98%

#21 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.3%

#14 in the US

Iowa - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#31 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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9.96%

#35 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.2%

#33 in the US

Kansas - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.5%

#32 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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15%

#12 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.2%

#34 in the US

Kentucky - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#33 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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9.9%

#36 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.6%

#15 in the US

Louisiana - General Sales Tax Rate

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4.45%

#10 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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18.1%

#7 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.1%

#16 in the US

Maine - General Sales Tax Rate

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5.5%

#18 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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11.6%

#27 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.4%

#42 in the US

Maryland - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#34 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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7.22%

#44 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.3%

#35 in the US

Massachusetts - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.25%

#35 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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7.96%

#45 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.5%

#36 in the US

Michigan - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#36 in the US

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Yes

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10.18%

#32 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.6%

#5 in the US

Minnesota - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.88%

#37 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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10.05%

#33 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.1%

#43 in the US

Mississippi - General Sales Tax Rate

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7%

#49 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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13.43%

#16 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.8%

#17 in the US

Missouri - General Sales Tax Rate

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4.23%

#11 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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13.58%

#17 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.3%

#18 in the US

Montana - General Sales Tax Rate

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0%

#3 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.5%

#26 in the US

Nebraska - General Sales Tax Rate

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5.5%

#19 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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12.49%

#22 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.5%

#37 in the US

Nevada - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.85%

#38 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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24.08%

#2 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.6%

#19 in the US

New Hampshire - General Sales Tax Rate

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0%

#4 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.6%

#20 in the US

New Jersey - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.63%

#39 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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9.97%

#37 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

13.2%

#47 in the US

New Mexico - General Sales Tax Rate

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5.13%

#20 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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16.22%

#11 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.2%

#27 in the US

New York - General Sales Tax Rate

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4%

#12 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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10.12%

#34 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

15.9%

#51 in the US

North Carolina - General Sales Tax Rate

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4.75%

#13 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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12.69%

#23 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.9%

#21 in the US

North Dakota - General Sales Tax Rate

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5%

#21 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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11.84%

#28 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.8%

#6 in the US

Ohio - General Sales Tax Rate

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5.75%

#22 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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13.38%

#18 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10%

#28 in the US

Oklahoma - General Sales Tax Rate

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4.5%

#14 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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15.92%

#13 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9%

#22 in the US

Oregon - General Sales Tax Rate

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0%

#5 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.8%

#29 in the US

Pennsylvania - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#40 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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9.24%

#38 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.6%

#30 in the US

Rhode Island - General Sales Tax Rate

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7%

#50 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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9.2%

#39 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.4%

#38 in the US

South Carolina - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#41 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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9.57%

#40 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.9%

#7 in the US

South Dakota - General Sales Tax Rate

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4.5%

#15 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

CONTRIBUTION OF GENERAL SALES TAX TO TOTAL REVENUEhelp

21.12%

#4 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.4%

#8 in the US

Tennessee - General Sales Tax Rate

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7%

#51 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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19.55%

#6 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

7.6%

#2 in the US

Texas - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.25%

#42 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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18.44%

#8 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.6%

#9 in the US

Utah - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.1%

#43 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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12.1%

#24 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.1%

#44 in the US

Vermont - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#44 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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5.59%

#46 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

13.6%

#48 in the US

Virginia - General Sales Tax Rate

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5.3%

#23 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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8.28%

#42 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.5%

#45 in the US

Washington - General Sales Tax Rate

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6.5%

#45 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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25.11%

#1 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.7%

#31 in the US

West Virginia - General Sales Tax Rate

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6%

#46 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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8.92%

#43 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.8%

#23 in the US

Wisconsin - General Sales Tax Rate

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5%

#24 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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11.2%

#29 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.9%

#32 in the US

Wyoming - General Sales Tax Rate

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4%

#16 in the US

SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

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9.85%

#41 in the US

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

7.5%

#3 in the US