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US State by State Sales Taxes

The following table covers the US state by state sales taxes.

State SalesTax +max localSurtax Groceries Prepared Food Clothing
Alabama 4% 10%
Alaska none 7%
Arizona 5.6% 10.6%
Arkansas 6% 6% 2%
California 8.75% 10.25%
Colorado 2.9%
Connecticut 6% 6% > $50
Delaware none none
Florida 6% 7.5% 9% (max)
Georgia 4% 8%
Hawaii
Idaho 6%
Illinois 6.25% 11.5% 1%+
Indiana 7% 9% 9% (max)
Iowa[115] 6% 7%
Kansas 5.3%
Kentucky 6% 6%
Louisiana 4%
Maine 5% 5% 7%
Maryland 6% 6%
Massachusetts 6.25% 6.25% 7% > $175
Michigan 6% 6% 6%
Minnesota 6.875% 7.5% 9.75% (max)
Mississippi 7% 9%
Missouri 4.225% 9.241% 1.225%
Montana none 3%
Nebraska 5.5% 7%
Nevada 6.85%
New Hampshire none none 9%
New Jersey 7% 7%
New Mexico none none
New York 4% 8.875% > $110
North Carolina 5.5% 8.25% 2% 9.25% (max)
North Dakota 5%
Ohio 7% 7.75%
Oklahoma 4.5% 5% 4.5%
Oregon none none 5% (max)
Pennsylvania 6% 8%
Puerto Rico 5.5% 7%
Rhode Island 7% 7% 8%
South Carolina 6%
South Dakota 4%
Tennessee 7% 9.75% 5.5%
Texas 6.25% 8.25%
Utah 4.75%
Vermont 6% 7% 10% > $100
Virginia 4% 5% 2.5% 5%+
Washington 6.5% 9.5% 10%
West Virginia 6% 6% 3%
Wisconsin 5% 5.6%
Wyoming 4% 7%
Color Explanation
Exempt from general sales tax
Subject to general sales tax
7% Taxed at a higher rate than the general rate
3% Taxed at a lower rate than the general rate
3%+ Some locations tax more
3% (max) Some locations tax less
> $50 Taxed purchases over $50 (otherwise exempt)
No state-wide general sales tax

Some states require that online purchases made from sites that do not have a physical location in the state be listed on state tax returns for sales taxation purposes.

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  1. corinneNo Gravataron 18 May 2011 at 3:51 am

    Can canadians get back sales tax paid in California? If so, anyone know the website to fill out paperwork? Thanks

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  2. diyinchinaNo Gravataron 02 Nov 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Can canadians get back sales tax paid in California? If so, anyone know the website to fill out paperwork? Thankshttp://www.diyinchina

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