Sales Tax Calculator

Enter your city and zip code below to find the combined sales tax rate for a location. If you’d like to calculate sales tax with product exemptions, sourcing logic, and shipping taxability, use our sales tax API demo.


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Sales Tax Calculator FAQs

Online sales tax is calculated based on the buyer’s location, factoring in the applicable state, county, and city tax rates.

Yes, our calculator accounts for state, county, and city tax rates for precise calculations..

Yes, the calculator considers nexus, ensuring compliance with tax obligations in relevant jurisdictions.

Absolutely, it accurately calculates taxes for both types of transactions.

Rates are regularly updated in the calculator to reflect the latest changes across jurisdictions.

Yes, besides basic sales tax calculations, we offer additional features like Nexus monitoring, auto-registration, filing assistance, an API calculator, and monitoring tools to help streamline your sales tax management process.

Yes, it manages complex scenarios like tax-inclusive pricing and compound tax rates, and provides accurate calculations for different tax structures.

Maybe. Sales tax laws for online sales can get complicated, but generally you need to collect sales tax if you sell to customers in a state where you have a physical presence (like a warehouse or office). There are also rules based on your total sales to that state. It’s best to check with your state’s tax authority for the specifics.

In most cases, the seller (store) is responsible for collecting sales tax from the buyer (customer) at the time of purchase. The seller then sends the collected sales tax to the government.

Sales tax rates vary depending on your location (state, county, and even city). There are several online sales tax calculators that can look up the exact rate for your area.

How often you file your sales tax returns depends on the rules in your state. It could be monthly, quarterly, or annually. You should check with your state’s tax authority for their specific filing schedule.

If you forget to collect sales tax, you’ll likely be responsible for paying it to the government yourself, plus penalties and interest. It’s important to keep good records and file your sales tax returns on time to avoid any issues.

Sales tax calculators are simple tools that let you enter either the price before tax, the sales tax rate, or the final price after tax. The calculator will then find the missing value for you.

Sales tax is calculated by multiplying the sales tax rate by the price of the item before tax. For example, if the sales tax rate is 8% and the item costs $10, the sales tax would be $0.80 (8% x $10).

What is Sales Tax

Sales tax is a fee you pay to the government when you buy something. Usually, the store adds the sales tax to your bill when you pay. In some countries, the price you see already includes the sales tax, while in others it doesn’t.

Sales Tax in the United States

There’s no national sales tax in the US. Most states have their own sales tax, but a few don’t. The rate can vary depending on the state and even the city you’re in. Sales tax is typically only added to things you buy for personal use, not to business purchases.

How Important is Sales Tax

On average, Americans pay about 2% of their income in sales tax. This tax is a major source of revenue for state governments. Some states rely more on sales tax than others.

Sales Tax Rate

Sales tax rates can range from zero to sixteen percent, depending on location and the type of item you’re buying. Each state has its own rules about what’s taxed and what’s not. For example, some states might not tax groceries or medicine, while others might add an extra tax on alcohol.

Sales Tax in the US: A Short History

The idea of sales tax in the US goes way back! In colonial times, Britain put a sales tax on things colonists bought, which helped spark the American Revolution. This is one reason why there’s no federal sales tax today.

Early attempts at sales tax in the US had problems, but during the Great Depression, states needed money and sales tax became popular. Mississippi started it in 1930, and soon many other states followed. Today, most states use sales tax to raise money for themselves and local governments.

Sales Tax By State

In the US, there’s no single sales tax rate for the whole country. Instead, each state sets its own rate, and some cities or counties might add an extra tax on top of that. There are even five states with no sales tax at all! These are Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon.

If you run an online business and sell to customers in other states, there are special rules called “economic nexus laws” that you need to be aware of. These laws determine if you’re responsible for or subject to collecting sales tax in those states.

State General State Sales Tax Max Tax Rate with Local/City Sale Tax
Alabama 4% 13.50%
Alaska 0% 7%
Arizona 5.60% 10.73%
Arkansas 6.50% 11.63%
California 7.25% 10.50%
Colorado 2.90% 10%
Connecticut 6.35% 6.35%
Delaware 0% 0%
District of Columbia 6% 6%
Florida 6% 7.50%
Georgia 4% 8%
Guam 4% 4%
Hawaii 4.17% 4.71%
Idaho 6% 8.50%
Illinois 6.25% 10.25%
Indiana 7% 7%
Iowa 6% 7%
Kansas 6.50% 11.60%
Kentucky 6% 6%
Louisiana 4.45% 11.45%
Maine 5.50% 5.50%
Maryland 6% 6%
Massachusetts 6.25% 6.25%
Michigan 6% 6%
Minnesota 6.88% 7.88%
Mississippi 7% 7.25%
Missouri 4.23% 10.85%
Montana 0% 0%
Nebraska 5.50% 7.50%
Nevada 6.85% 8.38%
New Hampshire 0% 0%
New Jersey 6.63% 12.63%
New Mexico 5.13% 8.69%
New York 4% 8.88%
North Carolina 4.75% 7.50%
North Dakota 5% 8%
Ohio 5.75% 8%
Oklahoma 4.50% 11%
Oregon 0% 0%
Pennsylvania 6% 8%
Puerto Rico 10.50% 11.50%
Rhode Island 7% 7%
South Carolina 6% 9%
South Dakota 4% 6%
Tennessee 7% 9.75%
Texas 6.25% 8.25%
Utah 6.1% 8.35%
Vermont 6% 7%
Virginia 5.30% 7%
Washington 6.50% 10.40%
West Virginia 6% 7%
Wisconsin 5% 6.75%
Wyoming 4% 6%

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