State & Local Sales Tax Rates as of January 1, 2016

Be sure to check with your local tax office to make sure your store is collecting the correct city, State and county taxes.  The rates below are from: http://taxfoundation.org/article/state-and-local-sales-tax-rates-2016

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State & Local Sales Tax Rates as of January 1, 2016

State State Tax Rate Rank Avg. Local Tax Rate (a) Combined Rate Combined Rank Max. Local Tax Rate
Alabama 4.00% 38 4.97% 8.97% 4 7.00%
Alaska none 46 1.78% 1.78% 46 7.50%
Arizona 5.60% 28 2.65% 8.25% 11 5.30%
Arkansas 6.50% 9 2.80% 9.30% 2 5.13%
California (b) 7.50% 1 0.98% 8.48% 10 2.50%
Colorado 2.90% 45 4.62% 7.52% 15 8.00%
Connecticut 6.35% 12 none 6.35% 31
Delaware none 46 none none 47
Florida 6.00% 16 0.66% 6.66% 30 1.50%
Georgia 4.00% 38 3.01% 7.01% 21 4.00%
Hawaii (c) 4.00% 38 0.35% 4.35% 45 0.50%
Idaho 6.00% 16 0.03% 6.03% 36 3.00%
Illinois 6.25% 13 2.39% 8.64% 7 4.75%
Indiana 7.00% 2 none 7.00% 22
Iowa 6.00% 16 0.79% 6.79% 28 1.00%
Kansas 6.50% 9 2.10% 8.60% 8 4.00%
Kentucky 6.00% 16 none 6.00% 37
Louisiana 4.00% 38 5.00% 9.00% 3 7.00%
Maine 5.50% 29 none 5.50% 42
Maryland 6.00% 16 none 6.00% 37
Massachusetts 6.25% 13 none 6.25% 33
Michigan 6.00% 16 none 6.00% 37
Minnesota 6.875% 7 0.39% 7.27% 17 1.50%
Mississippi 7.00% 2 0.07% 7.07% 20 1.00%
Missouri 4.225% 37 3.64% 7.86% 14 5.00%
Montana (d) none 46 none none 47
Nebraska 5.50% 29 1.37% 6.87% 26 2.00%
Nevada 6.85% 8 1.13% 7.98% 13 1.30%
New Hampshire none 46 none none 47
New Jersey (e) 7.00% 2 -0.03% 6.97% 24 3.50%
New Mexico (c) 5.125% 32 2.38% 7.51% 16 3.56%
New York 4.00% 38 4.49% 8.49% 9 4.88%
North Carolina 4.75% 35 2.15% 6.90% 25 2.75%
North Dakota 5.00% 33 1.82% 6.82% 27 3.50%
Ohio 5.75% 27 1.39% 7.14% 19 2.25%
Oklahoma 4.50% 36 4.32% 8.82% 6 6.50%
Oregon none 46 none none 47
Pennsylvania 6.00% 16 0.34% 6.34% 32 2.00%
Rhode Island 7.00% 2 none 7.00% 22
South Carolina 6.00% 16 1.22% 7.22% 18 2.50%
South Dakota (c) 4.00% 38 1.84% 5.84% 40 2.00%
Tennessee 7.00% 2 2.46% 9.46% 1 5.00%
Texas 6.25% 13 1.92% 8.17% 12 2.00%
Utah (b) 5.95% 26 0.74% 6.69% 29 2.10%
Vermont 6.00% 16 0.17% 6.17% 35 1.00%
Virginia (b) 5.30% 31 0.33% 5.63% 41 0.70%
Washington 6.50% 9 2.39% 8.89% 5 3.10%
West Virginia 6.00% 16 0.20% 6.20% 34 1.00%
Wisconsin 5.00% 33 0.41% 5.41% 44 1.75%
Wyoming 4.00% 38 1.42% 5.42% 43 2.00%
D.C. 5.75% (27) none 5.75% (41)
(a) City, county, and municipal rates vary. These rates are weighted by population to compute an average local tax rate.
(b) Three states levy mandatory, statewide local add-on sales taxes: California (1%), Utah (1.25%), Virginia (1%). We include these in their state sales taxes.
(c) The sales taxes in Hawaii, New Mexico, and South Dakota have broad bases that include many services.
(d) Due to data limitations, this table does not include sales taxes in local resort areas in Montana.
(e) Salem County is not subject to the statewide sales tax rate and collects a local rate of 3.5%. New Jersey’s average local score is represented as a negative.
Note: D.C.’s ranks do not affect states’ ranks, but the figures in parentheses indicate where it would rank if included.
Source: Sales Tax Clearinghouse; Tax Foundation calculations; State Revenue Department websites.