This week's map shows the state sales tax rate, plus the average local rate, for each state as of July 1, 2014. This data comes from a bi-annual sales tax report we released yesterday which details each state’s statewide...
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Nanny Tax Rap
Plenty of "sin taxes" have been proposed this past year: an 18 percent tax on non-diet soda (NY), a 7 percent poured drink tax (Pittsburgh), a 5 cent bottled water tax (Chicago), an 1800% hike in beer taxes from $1.30/keg to $24.80/keg (OR), a $5 charge on entries into strip clubs (TX), etc.
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