The 25 US states with the lowest sales tax, ranked
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- With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming, it's time to budget for holiday shopping.
- Depending on where you live, state and local sales taxes can affect how much money you're paying at the register.
- Using data from the Tax Foundation, we ranked the 25 states with the lowest combined state and local sales tax.
According to the Tax Foundation, every state in America can determine which goods and services to apply their statewide sales tax. Some states don't tax groceries or clothing, while others tax those products at a reduced rate. On top of that, some cities impose local taxes, which are determined by local governments.
To find out where residents pay the least in sales tax, we consulted the Tax Foundation, which listed state sales tax rates and calculated average local sales tax rates.It's important to note that this ranking does not take into account state income taxes. Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon don't have sales taxes or local taxes, but that does not mean residents there pay the least amount in taxes overall, as their state income tax rates may be higher.
Below, see which states have the lowest combined sales tax.
24 (TIE). Iowa
24 (TIE). FloridaAdvertisement
22. New JerseyAdvertisement
21. South Dakota
20. West VirginiaAdvertisement
12 (TIE). MichiganAdvertisement
12 (TIE). Maryland
12 (TIE). KentuckyAdvertisement
11. Washington, DC
1 (TIE). OregonAdvertisement
1 (TIE). New Hampshire
1 (TIE). MontanaAdvertisement
1 (TIE). Delaware
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