State and local governments depend on many different types of taxes, one of which is known as an excise tax. Like general sales taxes, excise taxes are paid on the purchase of an item. But unlike sales taxes, excise...
- State and Local Sales Tax Rates, 2011 - 2013
State and Local Sales Tax Rates, 2011 - 2013
Key Findings 18 states, primarily in the southeastern U.S., will hold a sales tax holiday in 2015, down from a peak of 19 states in 2010. Sales tax holidays do not promote economic growth or significantly increase consumer purchases; the...
Key Findings Forty-five states and the District of Columbia collect statewide sales taxes. Local sales taxes are collected in thirty-eight states. The five states with the highest average combined state and local sales tax rates are...
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