State and Local Sales Tax Rates in Cities with Population above 200,000, As of April 1, 2012

April 11, 2012
City State State Rate Local Rate Total Rate Rank
Birmingham (a) Alabama 4.0% 6.0% 10.0% 1
Montgomery Alabama 4.0% 6.0% 10.0% 1
Chicago Illinois 6.25% 3.25% 9.5% 3
Glendale Arizona 6.6% 2.9% 9.5% 3
Seattle Washington 6.5% 3.0% 9.5% 3
Phoenix Arizona 6.6% 2.7% 9.3% 6
Memphis Tennessee 7.0% 2.25% 9.25% 7
Nashville Tennessee 7.0% 2.25% 9.25% 7
Tucson Arizona 6.6% 2.5% 9.1% 9
Mesa Arizona 6.6% 2.45% 9.05% 10
Baton Rouge Louisiana 4.0% 5.0% 9.0% 11
New Orleans (b) Louisiana 4.0% 5.0% 9.0% 11
Scottsdale Arizona 6.6% 2.35% 8.95% 13
New York New York 4.0% 4.875% 8.875% 14
Chandler Arizona 6.6% 2.2% 8.8% 15
Gilbert Arizona 6.6% 2.2% 8.8% 15
Buffalo New York 4.0% 4.75% 8.75% 17
Fremont (c) California 7.25% 1.5% 8.75% 17
Long Beach (c) California 7.25% 1.5% 8.75% 17
Los Angeles (c) California 7.25% 1.5% 8.75% 17
Oakland (c) California 7.25% 1.5% 8.75% 17
Spokane Washington 6.5% 2.2% 8.7% 22
Tulsa Oklahoma 4.5% 4.017% 8.517% 23
San Francisco (c) California 7.25% 1.25% 8.5% 24
Saint Louis Missouri 4.225% 4.266% 8.491% 25
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 4.5% 3.875% 8.375% 26
Austin (d) Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Corpus Christi Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Dallas Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
El Paso Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Fort Worth Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Garland Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Houston Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Irving Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Laredo Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Lubbock Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
Plano Texas 6.25% 2.0% 8.25% 27
San Jose (c) California 7.25% 1.0% 8.25% 27
San Antonio Texas 6.25% 1.875% 8.125% 39
Henderson Nevada 6.85% 1.25% 8.1% 40
Las Vegas Nevada 6.85% 1.25% 8.1% 40
North Las Vegas Nevada 6.85% 1.25% 8.1% 40
Arlington Texas 6.25% 1.75% 8.0% 43
Atlanta Georgia 4.0% 4.0% 8.0% 43
Aurora (e) Colorado 2.9% 5.1% 8.0% 43
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 6.0% 2.0% 8.0% 43
Rochester New York 4.0% 4.0% 8.0% 43
San Bernardino (c) California 7.25% 0.75% 8.0% 43
Stockton (c) California 7.25% 0.75% 8.0% 43
Fresno (c) California 7.25% 0.725% 7.975% 50
Kansas City (f) Missouri 4.225% 3.625% 7.85% 51
Minneapolis Minnesota 6.875% 0.9% 7.775% 52
Anaheim (c) California 7.25% 0.5% 7.75% 53
Chula Vista (c) California 7.25% 0.5% 7.75% 53
Cleveland Ohio 5.5% 2.25% 7.75% 53
Irvine (c) California 7.25% 0.5% 7.75% 53
Riverside (c) California 7.25% 0.5% 7.75% 53
Sacramento (c) California 7.25% 0.5% 7.75% 53
San Diego (c) California 7.25% 0.5% 7.75% 53
Santa Ana (c) California 7.25% 0.5% 7.75% 53
Reno Nevada 6.85% 0.875% 7.725% 61
Saint Paul Minnesota 6.875% 0.75% 7.625% 62
Denver Colorado 2.9% 4.72% 7.62% 63
Colorado Springs Colorado 2.9% 4.5% 7.4% 64
Modesto (c) California 7.25% 0.125% 7.375% 65
Wichita Kansas 6.3% 1.0% 7.3% 66
Charlotte North Carolina 4.75% 2.5% 7.25% 67
Bakersfield (c) California 7.25% 0.0% 7.25% 67
Durham North Carolina 4.75% 2.25% 7.0% 69
Fayetteville North Carolina 4.75% 2.25% 7.0% 69
Fort Wayne Indiana 7.0% 0.0% 7.0% 69
Indianapolis Indiana 7.0% 0.0% 7.0% 69
Jersey City New Jersey 7.0% 0.0% 7.0% 69
Lincoln Nebraska 5.5% 1.5% 7.0% 69
Newark New Jersey 7.0% 0.0% 7.0% 69
Omaha (g) Nebraska 5.5% 1.5% 7.0% 69
Hialeah Florida 6.0% 1.0% 7.0% 69
Jacksonville Florida 6.0% 1.0% 7.0% 69
Miami Florida 6.0% 1.0% 7.0% 69
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 6.0% 1.0% 7.0% 69
Saint Petersburg Florida 6.0% 1.0% 7.0% 69
Tampa Florida 6.0% 1.0% 7.0% 69
Albuquerque (h) New Mexico 5.125% 1.8745% 6.9995% 83
Columbus (i) Ohio 5.5% 1.25% 6.75% 84
Greensboro North Carolina 4.75% 2.0% 6.75% 84
Raleigh North Carolina 4.75% 2.0% 6.75% 84
Toledo Ohio 5.5% 1.25% 6.75% 84
Winston-Salem North Carolina 4.75% 2.0% 6.75% 84
Cincinnati Ohio 5.5% 1.0% 6.5% 89
Orlando Florida 6.0% 0.5% 6.5% 89
Boston Massachusetts 6.25% 0.0% 6.25% 91
Baltimore Maryland 6.0% 0.0% 6.0% 92
Boise Idaho 6.0% 0.0% 6.0% 92
Des Moines Iowa 6.0% 0.0% 6.0% 92
Detroit Michigan 6.0% 0.0% 6.0% 92
Lexington Kentucky 6.0% 0.0% 6.0% 92
Louisville Kentucky 6.0% 0.0% 6.0% 92
Washington District of Columbia 6.0% 0.0% 6.0% 92
Milwaukee Wisconsin 5.0% 0.6% 5.6% 99
Madison Wisconsin 5.0% 0.5% 5.5% 100
Arlington (c), (j) Virginia 5.0% 0.0% 5.0% 101
Chesapeake (c) Virginia 5.0% 0.0% 5.0% 101
Norfolk Virginia 5.0% 0.0% 5.0% 101
Richmond (c) Virginia 5.0% 0.0% 5.0% 101
Virginia Beach (c) Virginia 5.0% 0.0% 5.0% 101
Honolulu (h), (k) Hawaii 4.0% 0.5% 4.5% 106
Anchorage Alaska 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 107
Portland Oregon 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 107

(a) Most of Birmingham is located within Jefferson County and is subject to a 10 percent sales tax. However, part of the city lies in Shelby County and is subject to a total rate of 9 percent.

(b) Most of New Orleans is located within Orleans Parish and is subject to a 9 percent sales tax. However, part of the city lies in Jefferson Parish and is subject to a total rate of 8.75 percent.

(c) California (1%) and Virginia (1%) levy mandatory, statewide add-on sales taxes at the local level; these are included in their state sales tax rates.

(d) Most of Austin is located within Travis and Williamson counties and is subject to an 8.25 percent sales tax. However, part of the city lies in Hays County and is subject to a total rate of 7.25 percent.

(e) Most of Aurora is located within Arapahoe County and is subject to an 8 percent sales tax. However, part of the city lies in Adams County and is subject to a total rate of 8.5 percent.

(f) Most of Kansas City is located within Jackson County and is subject to a 7.85 percent sales tax. However, part of the city lies in Clay County and is subject to a total rate of 7.6 percent.

(g) Most of Omaha is located within Douglas County and is subject to a 7 percent sale tax. However, part of the city lies in Sarpy County and is subject to a total rate of 5.5 percent.

(h) The sales taxes in Hawaii and New Mexico have broad bases that include many services.

(i) Most of Columbus is located within Franklin County and is subject to a 6.75 percent sales tax. However, part of the city lies in Delaware County and is subject to a total rate of 7.25 percent.

(j) Arlington is a county without any incorporated municipalities. However, we treat it as a city here because it is included in the Census Bureau’s annual list of incorporated places.

(k) In the table, "Honolulu" refers to the incorporated portion of the larger City and County of Honolulu.

Sources: Sales Tax Clearinghouse, U.S. Census Bureau, Google Maps

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