Today's Monday Map is a geographical representation of the data in our latest report on state and local sales tax rates. Tennessee continues to have the highest combined state-local rate in the country at 9.43%; at the bottom are the four states with no sales tax: Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire, and Delaware.
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