In part one of our list of sales tax rates and contact information for all 50 states, we covered the states Alabama through Minnesota alphabetically. In this final part, we provide information on rates and contact information for Mississippi through Wyoming.
Mississippi typically taxes at a rate of 7.0%. Alternate and/or additional sales taxes can be found here.
Missouri sets its sales tax rate at 4.225%. Local jurisdictions are permitted to add include additional sales tax. Information on Missouri sales tax can be found here.
Montana is one of the outliers that does not charge a sales tax. Some resort destinations are permitted to charge sales tax.
Nebraska invokes a statewide sales and use tax rate of 5.5%. Additionally, local jurisdictions can add from 05% to 2.0%. Visit the Nebraska Revenue site for more information.
Nevada has a statewide sales tax rate set at 4.6%. Local jurisdictions can add to this, bringing the highest rate to 8.375%. More information can be found on the Nevada Department of Taxation website.
New Hampshire does not currently impose a statewide sales tax.
The New Jersey Division of Taxation imposes a statewide sales and use tax of 6.625%. More information on collection and remittance can be found here.
The state of New Mexico does not have a sales tax, but it does impose a 5.125% gross receipts tax. This rate can increase to as much as 8.8675% based on the rate a local jurisdiction includes. This cost is typically added by sellers as a separate line on a receipt or is just included in the purchase price. More information can be found at New Mexico Taxation & Revenue.
The statewide sales tax rate in New York is 4.0%. Depending on the jurisdiction where a purchase is made, the rate can be as high as 8.875%. Visit the State Department of Taxation and Finance website for more information.
North Carolina charges a statewide sales tax of 4.75%. Local jurisdictions are permitted to impose additional sales tax, as noted here.
The statewide tax rate on most retail sales is 5.0%. Some items, such as alcohol are charged a different rate, as noted here. Items purchased for use within the state are subject to a use tax.
The Ohio Department of Taxation imposes a 5.75% sales tax. Some jurisdictions charge an additional sales tax.
The Oklahoma Tax Commission has set the statewide sales tax rate at 4.5%. Counties and cities are permitted to impose an additional sales or use tax, as noted here, which can be as much as 4.5% more.
The state of Oregon does not impose a statewide sales tax, nor do they allow local jurisdictions to do so
Pennsylvania charges a statewide sales tax of 6.0%. Additional tax is permitted in some jurisdictions as noted here.
The Rhode Island State Division of Taxation imposes a 7.0% sales tax. Additional information can be found on their website.
South Carolina imposes a 6.0% sales tax; counties and cities are allowed to charge an additional tax. More information can be found at the Department of Revenue website.
The South Dakota Department of Revenue imposes a statewide sales tax of 4.5%. Local jurisdictions are permitted to charge additional sales tax. Their website has more information.
The Tennessee general sales tax rate is set at 7.0%. Local jurisdictions are permitted to add their own sales tax of up to 2.75%. More information can be found on the Department of Revenue website.
The state of Texas imposes a statewide sales tax of 6.25 percent. Localities can add up to 2.0%. The Comptroller of the state sets the rate; more information can be found here.
The state of Utah imposes a 4.7% sales tax statewide, which can be augmented by local jurisdictions to bring the total rate to as much as 8.7%.
Vermont has a statewide sales tax of 6.0% on general merchandise. Municipalities are allowed to add 1.0% to the sales tax. Information on other types of sales and use tax can be found on the Department of Taxes website.
The state of Virginia has set a sales tax rate of 5.3% to 7.0%, depending on what area of the state the product or service is sold. A complete list of the areas with varying rates is found here.
Retail sales in Washington state come with a 6.5% statewide sales and use tax. Local jurisdictions are permitted, bringing their typical rate to one of the highest in the country.
The District of Columbia imposes a sales/use tax on most goods and services of 6.5%. This rate can also vary depending on the type of good or service.
West Virginia charges a 6.0% sales tax statewide and allows local municipalities to add 1.0% to this amount.
Wisconsin has set a statewide tax rate of 5.0% on certain goods and services. Some local jurisdictions have also imposed additional sales tax.
The state of Wyoming imposes a 4.0% sales tax. Counties are permitted to add up to 2.0% in additional sales tax.
Sales taxes at the state and local level change frequently. Given the complexity of collecting and remitting sales tax, it is recommended that both retail and service businesses subject to state sales tax employ a Certified Service Provider to verify that state and local sales taxes, where applicable, are collected and remitted properly.
As always, for tax compliance done right… it is important to know the facts. And remember, you can be proud to pay taxes in these great states but could be just as proud for half the amount.