States Without Sales Tax

Unlike the federal government, which can only levy taxes allowed by the United States Constitution, states have greater discretion in levying taxes. States are given a greater ability to levy taxes for two reasons: 1) to remove power from the federal government and 2) as a means of raising revenue because states cannot levy tariffs on foreign goods.

One area where most states have levied taxes is the sale of goods. However, some states have chosen to not tax this great revenue driver –  the average person paying about $1,000 in sales tax every year. In 2020, about $340 billion was levied by states on the sale of goods. While some states have chosen to not levy a sales tax, a small portion of those states allow counties and municipalities to levy a sales tax.

The definitions of retail sale and sales tax may differ according to the states. Practically all jurisdictions provide some various categories of goods and services that are exempt from sales tax or taxed but at reduced rates. For instance, the purchase of goods for further manufacture is often exempt.

Learn more about states without sales tax by scrolling through the charts.

Sales Tax Status by State

Alabama - Sales Tax Status

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SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4%

#7 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.8%

#10 in the US

Alaska - Sales Tax Status

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No

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

0%

#1 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

4.6%

#1 in the US

Arizona - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

5.6%

#17 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.5%

#11 in the US

Arkansas - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#25 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.2%

#24 in the US

California - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

7.25%

#47 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

13.5%

#46 in the US

Colorado - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

2.9%

#6 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.7%

#12 in the US

Connecticut - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.35%

#26 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

15.4%

#50 in the US

Delaware - Sales Tax Status

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SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

0%

#2 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.4%

#39 in the US

Florida - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#28 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.1%

#13 in the US

Georgia - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4%

#8 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.9%

#4 in the US

Hawaii - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4%

#9 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

14.1%

#49 in the US

Idaho - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#29 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.7%

#25 in the US

Illinois - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.25%

#30 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.9%

#41 in the US

Indiana - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

7%

#48 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.3%

#14 in the US

Iowa - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#31 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.2%

#33 in the US

Kansas - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#32 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.2%

#34 in the US

Kentucky - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#33 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.6%

#15 in the US

Louisiana - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4.45%

#10 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.1%

#16 in the US

Maine - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

5.5%

#18 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.4%

#42 in the US

Maryland - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#34 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.3%

#35 in the US

Massachusetts - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.25%

#35 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.5%

#36 in the US

Michigan - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#36 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.6%

#5 in the US

Minnesota - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.88%

#37 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.1%

#43 in the US

Mississippi - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

7%

#49 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.8%

#17 in the US

Missouri - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4.23%

#11 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.3%

#18 in the US

Montana - Sales Tax Status

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No

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

0%

#3 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.5%

#26 in the US

Nebraska - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

5.5%

#19 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.5%

#37 in the US

Nevada - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.85%

#38 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.6%

#19 in the US

New Hampshire - Sales Tax Status

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No

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

0%

#4 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.6%

#20 in the US

New Jersey - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.63%

#39 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

13.2%

#47 in the US

New Mexico - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

5.13%

#20 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.2%

#27 in the US

New York - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4%

#12 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

15.9%

#51 in the US

North Carolina - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4.75%

#13 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.9%

#21 in the US

North Dakota - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

5%

#21 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.8%

#6 in the US

Ohio - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

5.75%

#22 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10%

#28 in the US

Oklahoma - Sales Tax Status

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SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4.5%

#14 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9%

#22 in the US

Oregon - Sales Tax Status

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SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

0%

#5 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.8%

#29 in the US

Pennsylvania - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#40 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.6%

#30 in the US

Rhode Island - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

7%

#50 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

11.4%

#38 in the US

South Carolina - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#41 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.9%

#7 in the US

South Dakota - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4.5%

#15 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.4%

#8 in the US

Tennessee - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

7%

#51 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

7.6%

#2 in the US

Texas - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.25%

#42 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

8.6%

#9 in the US

Utah - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.1%

#43 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.1%

#44 in the US

Vermont - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#44 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

13.6%

#48 in the US

Virginia - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

5.3%

#23 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

12.5%

#45 in the US

Washington - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#45 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.7%

#31 in the US

West Virginia - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

6%

#46 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

No

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

9.8%

#23 in the US

Wisconsin - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

5%

#24 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

10.9%

#32 in the US

Wyoming - Sales Tax Status

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Yes

GENERAL SALES TAX RATEhelp

4%

#16 in the US

INTERNET SALES TAX STATUShelp

Yes

STATE-LOCAL TAX BURDENhelp

7.5%

#3 in the US

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