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Sales Tax 2021.

See a breakdown of sales tax rates by state and download our lookup tool to find the rate that applies to you. And if you’re trading internationally, learn how you can save with the Wise Business account.
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What is sales tax?

Sales tax may be added to the cost of buying goods and services at US retail locations. The amount paid varies by locality. Some 45 states, plus the District of Columbia use state-wide base sales tax rates - while there are 5 states with no sales tax at state level.

Some areas also have local sales tax rates on top of these charges. Consumers pay the combined state and local sales tax rate when they shop. However, certain products - like groceries, clothing and raw materials - may be exempt from sales tax.

Business owners are responsible for collecting sales tax from customers and then remitting it back to the state, either monthly or quarterly.

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Sales tax rates by state.

This table shows the sales tax rate ranges by state. Choose a state to find out more precise local rates and calculate the sales tax charged on a sale.
StateRate rangeStateRate rangeStateRate range

4% - 11%

4.45% - 11.45%

4.5% - 11.5%

Alaska

0% - 7.5%

5.5%

Oregon

0%

5.6% - 11.2%

6%

6% - 8%

6.5% - 11.5%

6.25%

7%

7.25% - 10.25%

6%

6% - 9%

2.9% - 11.2%

6.875% - 8.375%

4.5% - 6.5%

6.35%

7% - 8%

7% - 10%

Delaware

0%

4.225% - 10.1%

6.375% - 8.25%

District of Columbia

6%

Montana

0%

4.7% - 8.7%

6% - 8%

5.5% - 7.5%

6% - 7%

4% - 9%

4.6% - 8.265%

4.3% - 7%

4% - 4.5%

New Hampshire

0%

6.5% - 10.4%

6% - 9%

6.63%

6% - 7%

6.25% - 11%

5.125% - 9.0625%

5% - 5.6%

7%

4% - 8.875%

4% - 6%

6% - 8%

4.75% - 7.5%

Puerto Rico

10.5%

6.5% - 10.6%

5% - 8.5%

6%

5.75% - 8%

How to find the right sales tax.

Sales tax lookup.

Sales tax varies by state. Local tax rules can mean further differences by county and city too. To find the right sales tax you’ll often have to calculate a combined state and local sales tax rate.

Wondering how to find sales tax detail for your locality? We know taxes are nobody’s favorite thing, so we’ve done the hard work for you with our downloadable sales tax lookup tool.

Simply enter your state, and county or city to find the rate you need.

Download the sales tax lookup tool→

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Sales tax FAQs.

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