Sales Tax Rates

State Sales Tax Rates

This chart lists the standard state level sales and use tax rates. The range of local taxes is also included as a quick reference. Chart is updated monthly.

Tennessee Authorizes Local Option Transit Surcharge

Effective April 26, 2017, Tennessee enacted legislation authorizing local governments to levy a local option transit surcharge on multiple local privilege taxes.

California State Sales Tax Rate Decreases on January 1, 2017

On January 1, 2017, California’s state sales and use tax rate will decrease, after three years of a temporary sales tax rate increase. The rate decrease includes the statewide county tax.

New Jersey Enacts Legislation to Reduce State Sales Tax Rate

Effective January 1, 2018, New Jersey’s state sales and use tax rate is reduced. The enacted legislation includes transition rules for contracts that cover periods crossing the tax rate changes.

South Dakota Enacts State Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase

South Dakota increased its sales and use tax rate, effective 06/01/16. More…

Louisiana State Sales Tax Rate Increases to 5% on April 1, 2016

Louisiana increased its sales and use tax rate, effective 04/01/16 through 06/30/18. More…

Cook County, Illinois increases sales tax rate

The Cook County, Illinois Board passed a sales tax rate increase, effective 01/01/16. More…

Kansas Increases Sales and Use Tax Rate

Kansas enacted legislation that increases the state’s sales and use tax rate, effective 07/01/15. More…

Puerto Rico Increases Sales Tax to 11.5%

Puerto Rico enacted legislation to increase the commonwealth’s sales tax, effective 07/01/15. More…

Philadelphia Extends Current Sales and Use Tax Rates

Effective July 1, 2014, Philadelphia will add 1% to its sales and use tax rates. However, the current rate of 2% will decrease to 1% on June 30, 2014.

Puerto Rico Re-Establishes 6% Sales Tax Rate

Puerto Rico Governor Garcia Padilla signed legislation re-establishing the 6% sales and use tax rate, effective February 1, 2014. A reduction in the tax rate from 6% to 5.5% was originally approved to go into effect on December 1, 2013…

District of Columbia to Reduce Sales Tax Rate

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray has signed the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013, reducing the sales tax rate and increasing the use tax rate on specified alcoholic beverages. Effective October 1, 2013, the sales…

Maine Enacts Temporary Sales Tax Rate Increase

Maine has enacted a temporary sales tax rate increase. Effective from October 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015, the state sales tax rate will increase from 5% to 5.5%. Additionally, during that period, the hotel room tax rate will increase…

Arkansas Implements Temporary Rate Increase

Arkansas has implemented a temporary 0.5% increase in the state sales and use tax rate, effective July 1, 2013. The rate increase will be levied on all taxable sales except food and food ingredients, will be collected for approximately 10…

Ohio Enacts Sales Tax Rate Increase

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich has signed the fiscal year 2014-2015 state budget, which contains various tax changes. Effective September 1, 2013, Ohio’s state sales tax rate increases from 5.5% to 5.75%. (H.B. 59, Laws 2013, generally effective 91 days…

Kansas Reduces State Sales and Use Tax Rate

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill that reduces the state-level sales and use tax rate from 6.3% to 6.15% effective July 1, 2013. The 0.15% rate reduction replaces the previously scheduled July 1 reduction in the rate to…

Arizona’s Temporary State Tax Rate Expires

Arizona’s temporary increase in sales tax rates expires on May 31, 2013. The state’s current rate of 6.6% will decrease to 5.6% beginning June 1, 2013. The state’s current rate for transient lodging will decrease from 6.5% to 5.5%. The…

Arkansas Voters Approve Temporary Rate Increase

Effective July 1, 2013, Arkansas’s state sales and use tax rate will increase from 6% to 6.5%. Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment to levy the temporary rate increase at the November 6, 2012 general election in order to provide…

California’s Sales Tax Rate Increase Becomes Effective January 2013

California’s sales and use tax rate will increase by 0.25%, from 7.25% to 7.5%, effective January 1, 2013, due to voter approval of Proposition 30. The increased tax rate is applicable from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016. Voters…

Prince Edward Island Signs Agreement to Implement HST

Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) and the Canadian government have signed an agreement stating that P.E.I. will implement the harmonized sales tax (HST) next year. The 14% HST is scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2013 and will replace the…

Illinois Department of Revenue Posts Tax Rate Database

The Illinois Department of Revenue has posted on its website a database that provides rates for both state and local taxes. The database contains the rates for income, sales, excise, property, motor fuel, use, and gaming taxes as well as…

British Columbia Reinstates Provincial Sales Tax System

The Province of British Columbia will reinstate the combined 12% PST (Provincial Sales Tax) and GST (Goods and Services Tax) tax system following the referendum decision to eliminate the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax). The HST had replaced the PST on…

California Decreases Statewide Sales and Use Tax Rate

California’s statewide sales and use tax rate applicable to sales of tangible personal property is scheduled to decrease on July 1, 2011. The current rate – 8.25% – will be reduced to 7.25%. This rate is a combination of 6.25%…

Connecticut Sales and Use Tax Rate Changes Take Effect

Effective July 1, 2011, a number of sales and use tax changes take place in Connecticut. The general sales and use tax rate – previously 6% – increases to 6.35%. The room occupancy tax rate increases from 12% to 15%.…