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Updated State and Local Sales Tax Data
The Tax Foundation has released two new reports: one listing updated combined state and average local-option sales tax rates, and one listing combined state, county and city sales tax rates for major metropolitan areas.
The states with the highest combined state and state and average local-option sales tax rate are Tennessee (9.44%), California (9.08%), Arizona (9.01%), Louisiana (8.69%), Washington (8.61%), New York (8.52%), Oklahoma (8.33%), Illinois (8.22%), Arkansas (8.10%) and Alabama (8.03%).
Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon rank lowest with no state or local sales tax. Alaska comes next with a combined rate of 1.11%, followed by Hawaii (4.35%), Maine (5 percent), Virginia (5 percent), Wyoming (5.17%) and South Dakota (5.22%).
Among major metropolitan areas (populations greater than 200,000), the cities with the highest combined state, county and city sales tax rates are Birmingham, AL (10%), Montgomery, AL (10%), Long Beach, CA (9.75%), Los Angeles, CA (9.75%), Oakland, CA (9.75%), Fremont, CA (9.75%), Chicago, IL (9.75%), Glendale, AZ (9.6%), Seattle, WA (9.5%) and San Francisco, CA (9.5%).
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