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Sales Tax by State 2022

Most states have a sales tax ranging between 4% and 7%. The average sales tax for a state is 5.09%. 32 states fall above this average, and 18 states fall below this average, suggesting that the few states with a sales tax of 0% bring down the average.

There is only one state with a sales tax over 7%, which is California, and is also the state with the largest population. There are six states with sales tax under 4%. Colorado has a sales tax of 2.9%. The other five, Oregon, New Hampshire, Montana, Delaware, Alaska, have state sales taxes of 0%.

The average local sales taxes range from -.03% to 5.14%. The average “average local sales tax” is 1.45%. There are 18 states whose average local tax is above this average and 32 states that are below it. This is the inverse of how the state sales tax is distributed.

There is only one state with an average local sales tax above 5%--Alabama—which also has a state sales tax of 4%. New Jersey is the only state with a negative average local sales tax (-.03%). 12 other states (24% of all states) have an average local sales tax of 0%. These states are Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Maine, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Indiana. There seems to be no correlation between state tax and average local tax.

There are five states that have an average local tax higher than their state tax-- Alaska, New York, Colorado, Louisiana, Alabama.

The combined sales taxes for state and average local range from 0% to 9.47%. The average combined sales tax is 6.35%. 33 states fall above this average and 17 fall below. This is about the same distribution as the state sales tax. One state, Connecticut, is exactly average with a combine sales tax of 6.35%. Four states—Oregon, New Hampshire, Montana, and Delaware—have a combined sales tax of 0%.

Here are the 10 states with the highest sales tax rates:

  1. California (7.25%)
  2. Indiana (7.00%)
  3. Mississippi (7.00%)
  4. Rhode Island (7.00%)
  5. Tennessee (7.00%)
  6. Minnesota (6.88%)
  7. Nevada (6.85%)
  8. New Jersey (6.63%)
  9. Arkansas (6.50%)
  10. Kansas (6.50%)

Sales Tax by State 2022

State State Tax Rate Average Local Tax Combined Rate 2022 Pop.
California7.25%1.31%8.56%39,664,128
Indiana7.00%0.00%7.00%6,842,385
Mississippi7.00%0.07%7.07%2,961,536
Rhode Island7.00%0.00%7.00%1,062,583
Tennessee7.00%2.47%9.47%7,001,803
Minnesota6.88%0.55%7.43%5,739,781
Nevada6.85%1.29%8.14%3,238,601
New Jersey6.63%-0.03%6.60%8,870,685
Arkansas6.50%2.93%9.43%3,042,017
Kansas6.50%2.17%8.67%2,919,179
Washington6.50%2.67%9.17%7,887,965
Connecticut6.35%0.00%6.35%3,546,588
Illinois6.25%2.49%8.74%12,518,071
Massachusetts6.25%0.00%6.25%6,922,107
Texas6.25%1.94%8.19%30,097,526
Florida6.00%1.05%7.05%22,177,997
Idaho6.00%0.03%6.03%1,896,652
Iowa6.00%0.82%6.82%3,174,426
Kentucky6.00%0.00%6.00%4,487,233
Maryland6.00%0.00%6.00%6,075,314
Michigan6.00%0.00%6.00%9,995,212
Pennsylvania6.00%0.34%6.34%12,805,190
South Carolina6.00%1.43%7.43%5,342,388
Vermont6.00%0.18%6.18%622,882
West Virginia6.00%0.39%6.39%1,755,715
Utah5.95%0.99%6.94%3,363,182
Ohio5.75%1.42%7.17%11,727,377
Arizona5.60%2.77%8.37%7,640,796
Maine5.50%0.00%5.50%1,359,677
Nebraska5.50%1.35%6.85%1,960,790
Virginia5.30%0.35%5.65%8,638,218
New Mexico5.13%2.69%7.82%2,109,093
North Dakota5.00%1.85%6.85%774,008
Wisconsin5.00%0.44%5.44%5,867,518
North Carolina4.75%2.22%6.97%10,807,491
Oklahoma4.50%4.42%8.92%4,007,179
South Dakota4.50%1.90%6.40%902,542
Louisiana4.45%5.00%9.45%4,616,106
Missouri4.23%3.90%8.13%6,184,843
Alabama4.00%5.14%9.14%4,949,697
Georgia4.00%3.29%7.29%10,936,299
Hawaii4.00%0.41%4.41%1,401,709
New York4.00%4.49%8.49%19,223,191
Wyoming4.00%1.36%5.36%582,233
Colorado2.90%4.73%7.63%5,961,083
Alaska0.00%1.43%1.43%720,763
Delaware0.00%0.00%0.00%998,619
Montana0.00%0.00%0.00%1,093,117
New Hampshire0.00%0.00%0.00%1,378,449
Oregon0.00%0.00%0.00%4,325,290

Sales Tax by State 2022

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