The 25 US states with the highest sales tax, ranked

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  • Your Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases may cost a little more if you live in a state with high sales tax.
  • Every state determines which goods and services apply to their sales tax, and some cities impose local taxes.
  • Using data from the Tax Foundation, we ranked the 25 states with the highest combined state and local sales tax.

In preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we recently rounded up the US states with the lowest state and local sales taxes.

But if you don't live in those states, you might need to expand your holiday shopping budget. The higher the state and local sales taxes, the more you may be spending on top of those Black Friday sales.

Goods and services that apply to sales tax, such as groceries or clothing, vary by state, according to the Tax Foundation. Some cities also have a local tax set by the local government.

We found out where residents pay the most in sales tax by consulting the Tax Foundation, which listed state sales tax rates and average local sales tax rates. This ranking does not take into account state income taxes.

Below, see which states have the highest combined sales tax.

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25. Nebraska

25. Nebraska

Combined state and local sales tax: 6.89%

State sales tax rate: 5.5%

Average local sales tax rate: 1.39%

24. North Carolina

24. North Carolina

Combined state and local sales tax: 6.95%

State sales tax rate: 4.75%

Average local sales tax rate: 2.2%

22 (TIE). Indiana

22 (TIE). Indiana

Combined state and local sales tax: 7%

State sales tax rate: 7%

Average local sales tax rate: 0%

22 (TIE). Rhode Island

22 (TIE). Rhode Island

Combined state and local sales tax: 7%

State sales tax rate: 7%

Average local sales tax rate: 0%

21. Mississippi

21. Mississippi

Combined state and local sales tax: 7.07%

State sales tax rate: 7%

Average local sales tax rate: .07%

19 (TIE). Georgia

19 (TIE). Georgia

Combined state and local sales tax: 7.15%

State sales tax rate: 4%

Average local sales tax rate: 3.15%

19 (TIE). Ohio

19 (TIE). Ohio

Combined state and local sales tax: 7.15%

State sales tax rate: 5.75%

Average local sales tax rate: 1.4%

18. South Carolina

18. South Carolina

Combined state and local sales tax: 7.37%

State sales tax rate: 6%

Average local sales tax rate: 1.37%

17. Minnesota

17. Minnesota

Combined state and local sales tax: 7.42%

State sales tax rate: 6.88%

Average local sales tax rate: .55%

16. Colorado

16. Colorado

Combined state and local sales tax: 7.52%

State sales tax rate: 2.9%

Average local sales tax rate: 4.62%

15. New Mexico

15. New Mexico

Combined state and local sales tax: 7.66%

State sales tax rate: 5.13%

Average local sales tax rate: 2.54%

14. Missouri

14. Missouri

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.03%

State sales tax rate: 4.23%

Average local sales tax rate: 3.8%

13. Nevada

13. Nevada

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.14%

State sales tax rate: 6.85%

Average local sales tax rate: 1.29%

12. Texas

12. Texas

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.17%

State sales tax rate: 6.25%

Average local sales tax rate: 1.92%

11. Arizona

11. Arizona

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.33%

State sales tax rate: 5.6%

Average local sales tax rate: 2.73%

10. New York

10. New York

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.49%

State sales tax rate: 4%

Average local sales tax rate: 4.49%

9. California

9. California

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.54%

State sales tax rate: 7.25%

Average local sales tax rate: 1.29%

8. Kansas

8. Kansas

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.68%

State sales tax rate: 6.5%

Average local sales tax rate: 2.18%

7. Illinois

7. Illinois

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.7%

State sales tax rate: 6.25%

Average local sales tax rate: 2.45%

6. Oklahoma

6. Oklahoma

Combined state and local sales tax: 8.91%

State sales tax rate: 4.5%

Average local sales tax rate: 4.41%

5. Alabama

5. Alabama

Combined state and local sales tax: 9.1%

State sales tax rate: 4%

Average local sales tax rate: 5.1%

4. Washington

4. Washington

Combined state and local sales tax: 9.18%

State sales tax rate: 6.5%

Average local sales tax rate: 2.68%

3. Arkansas

3. Arkansas

Combined state and local sales tax: 9.41%

State sales tax rate: 6.5%

Average local sales tax rate: 2.91%

2. Tennessee

2. Tennessee

Combined state and local sales tax: 9.46%

State sales tax rate: 7%

Average local sales tax rate: 2.46%

1. Louisiana

1. Louisiana

Combined state and local sales tax: 10.02%

State sales tax rate: 5%

Average local sales tax rate: 5.02%

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