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U.S. Sales Tax Rates

**New Info for Wisconsin**

As of 11/16/09:

The following states do not have a State sales tax:  *Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon,  (*AK does have some local sales taxes)

As of 4/9/09 the following states only have one rate state-wide, regardless of city, state, or zip-code in that state:

Connecticut – 6%                       D.C. – 6%                            Indiana – 7%

Kentucky – 6%                          Maine – 5%                             Maryland – 6%

Massachusetts – 6.25%              Michigan – 6%                        Mississippi – 7%

New Jersey – 7%                      Rhode Island – 7%                West Virginia – 6%

Sales Tax Rate Databases by State:

NOTE:  These are destination “sales” tax rates, not “use” tax rates or “seller’s use” tax rates.  So be aware:  If you’re shipping goods from one state to another, the local rates may/may not apply to your transaction.  Further, if you’re shipping intra-state, be sure you’re in a destination-based taxing state.  Origin based taxing states are generally all taxed at your business ship-from location. (if you need more information about this, leave a comment and we’ll reply).

Alabama – search by City or County name.  Additionally, under the search you can pull up City and County listings as well as a downloadable text file of all the rates.  Or, if you prefer, you can see all the tax rates in AL in this PDF file

Alaska – local taxes.  Click on the excel file 1/4 way down the page.  Or click on this PDF file and go to page 13. 

Arizona – lookup by County or City; AZ state collects for most of thier cities/counties.  There are 14 cities that have other rates not published on the AZ page because they separately collect their own sales taxes (a.k.a. “Non-Program” Cities).  A list of them and their contact info can be found here and it looks like this website is keeping up the rates sufficiently for these “non-program” cities.  A comprehensive listing of all city and counties in AZ with total tax rates given can be found in this PDF file. 

Arkansas – Address or Zip Code

California – List by City or County index; Statewide imposed rates are: 7.25% State, .75% Local City/County; .25% Local Transportation Fund:  Total 8.25%.  Locals can then add to this amount. 

Colorado – Select a City or a County; PDF File of all Colorado Rates. 3rd party CO rate lookup (they do require that you sign up).

Florida – Local Discretionary rates for 2009.  For prior years, go here.  The discretionary rate is only on individual items up to a cost of $5,000.00.  This rate is also added to the FL State sales tax rate which is currently 6%.

Georgia – PDF Sales Tax Rate Chart

Hawaii – State excise tax is 4% and then there is county surcharge too in Oahu – .5%.  See details in this link.  (*Note:  HI charges tax on tax.)

Idaho – State rate is 6%, but this link will take you to the Resort Localities that also impose sale taxes within those jurisdictions.

Illinois – by Location Name; Click “start” to begin.

Iowa – Zip Code

Kansasby Address, by Zip Code, by Coordinates, Wellheads

Louisiana – State Rate 4% + Local Rates imposed individually:  From here you can click on the correct Parish (County) name and then it will bring up the applicable sales tax rates in the towns/cities located within that Parish.

Minnesota– Sales Tax Rate Calculator

Missouri – By Address

New York – by Address w/Zip Code

Nebraska – Address or Zip Code

Nevada– PDF sales tax map

New Mexico – PDF Tax Rate Schedule (1/1/09-6/30/09)

North Carolina– PDF by Locality; Other locality rate data.

North Dakota – This one is really obnoxious.  They expect you to click on their map and then get the rate based on where you clicked.  To ease the pain, click “find address” on the left and you can fill in information at the bottom of the screen (you’ll need a street address and zip code), click “locate” and then it should give you the option to “Display Tax Rate.”

Ohioby Addressby Zip Code, by Latitude/Longitude

Oklahomaby Address, by Zip Code, Group Lookups

Pennsylvania – (Information only) Philadelphia City has a 2% local rate as of 10/8/09 to total 8%.   Allegheny County has a 1% local rate to total 7%.  Otherwise all other addresses/zip-codes are 6%.

South Carolina – PDF Rates by Zip Code

South Dakotaby Address (see here for more instructions and the map option like North Dakota has)

Tennessee – by Address

Texas – by Address

Utah– Lookup by Address or Zip; PDF by locality (old)

Vermont – by Address

Virginia – State Rate – 4% + All Local Rates 1%= Total Rate 5% ; Information only.  View Locality names on ST-8 form here.

Washington – Address, Map or Latitude/Longitude available.

Wisconsin(New)by Zip+4 and date of sale    Old:  Sales Tax Rate Chart

Wyoming– PDF by Locality


13 Responses to “U.S. Sales Tax Rates”

  1. Aaron said

    Texas –State Sales Tax Rate = 6.25%, the maximum rate is 8.25% which can be composed up of a combination of city, county, MTA and SPD taxes. for areas, the tax rate is 8.25% because many of the governmental entities have snatched that 2%. Many of the rural areas are still 6.25% however.

  2. Ryan from Oklahoma said

    Oklahoma’s sales tax ranges from nearly 4-5% in rural counties and areas to 9% or more in more populated areas. It is wrong to have different sales tax for different areas. All states should be the same in either having a federally set state sales tax, or no sales tax at all.

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  4. Brian said

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  5. Anna said

    California’s state wide tax rate increased 1% to 8.25% as of April 1, 2009. The 1% increase is set to expire July 1, 2011 and the state wide rate will decrease to 7.25% at that time.

  6. Frederic said

    The company I work for which is based in Florida is going to start selling products (retail beauty products) in the states of Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
    Should I charge in the invoice to our customer just the flat rate 5% 6.25% and 7 for those states?
    do I need to fill out any form as permission with the state before start selling?


  7. Clair said

    CT has a 1% tax rate on software and some similar things. I guess that does not really conflict with what it says here, there are just state rates in CT.

    Re California: As of 1/1/2011 my data from shows the CA state rate as 7%, in LosAn total rate with 2 county taxes is 9.75%. SanFran 9.5%. SanDiego 8.75%

  8. Clair said

    Hawaii text should note that 4% rate is on “gross sale” i.e. includes tax. Seller is allowed to charge 4.166% so that 4% of gross is the same amount. In Oahu can charge 4.712% so 4.5% on gross is the same. Seller can also charge 4% or 0%, he just has to pay. Yes it is sort of “tax on tax”.

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