Almost every state in the country has a sales tax, with rates ranging from from 8.75% in California to 4% in Hawaii. Most states also allow local counties, cities, and municipalities to add on their own separate sales taxes to the state rate.
There are only five states that do not have a sales tax:
- New Hampshire
Although Alaska does not have a state sales tax, it does allow localities to impose sales taxes, which range from 1% to 7%. Delaware does not have a sales tax, but does impose a gross receipts tax on businesses that can be as high as 2.07% of the total receipts from goods sold and services rendered in the state. This tax is generally not passed on to the consumer.