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Calculate the Sales Taxes in the USA for 2016 & 2017

Calculate the Sales Taxes in the USA American sales taxes are applicable on goods and services made for retail sale only, when the product reached its final form, and not on the several steps that add value to it. There is no tax on wholesales, sales of raw materials or unfinished goods, if the buyer is an intermediate that plans to sell it to another intermediate or put it on the retail market. The sales taxes is applicable only once on the sale or lease of the goods or services to the consumer.

Each state manages its own sales tax and decides the rate applied on the entire region, which is the state-wide tax. However, the total sales tax paid by the consumer is not identical everywhere. Some geopolitical regions such as jurisdictions, municipalities, cities and counties, can impose a local surtax, which is added to the state-wide tax. Depending on the location where a consumer buys its goods or services, there might be a state tax plus a local surtax.

All products are not taxed equally; groceries, clothing, drug (with or without prescriptions) can be exempt from general tax in certain states. Prepared food, gas, alcohol and tobacco also follows different rules, with a higher rate than the regional tax.

There is a multitude of different sales tax rate in the United States, but you can, with this calculator, get a close estimate of the regional tax rate and the list of exempted products. First, you can obtain the exact state tax on the purchase price by choosing a state. Then the calculator can provide you with the average of all local surtaxes found in that specific state, as well as the maximum rate you could encounter.

Please change the suggested values with your own in the blue text boxes.

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Year:

  Price Percentage
 
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Including local surtaxes:

Depending on juridictions, municipalities, cities or counties; the local tax rate can vary, here is an average and maximum of that rate:

  Tax Percentage Price Including Local Taxes
+ $ + % $
+ $ + % $

Tax Exemptions:

The following type of products are exempt from general sales tax in :

 

American State Sales Tax Chart

 

American States Tax Comparison Chart

This chart shows how much tax is paid for the purchased good or service in each state.

 
Postal code State or territory
AL Alabama
AK Alaska
AZ Arizona
AR Arkansas
CA California
CO Colorado
CT Connecticut
DE Delaware
DC District Columbia
FL Florida
GA Georgia
GU Guam
HI Hawaii
ID Idaho
IL Illinois
IN Indiana
IA Iowa
KS Kansas
KY Kentucky
LA Louisiana
ME Maine
MD Maryland
MA Massachusetts
MI Michigan
MN Minnesota
MS Mississippi
MO Missouri
Postal code State or territory
MT Montana
NE Nebraska
NV Nevada
NH New Hampshire
NJ New Jersey
NM New Mexico
NY New York
NC North Carolina
ND North Dakota
OH Ohio
OK Oklahoma
OR Oregon
PA Pennsylvania
PR Puerto Rico
RI Rhode Island
SC South Carolina
SD South Dakota
TN Tennessee
TX Texas
UT Utah
VT Vermont
VA Virginia
WA Washington
WV West Virginia
WI Wisconsin
WY Wyoming
 
 
 
Numbers in our calculators are rounded to two decimals.
The same calculations made in an Excel spreadsheet may differ slightly.

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