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US Sales Tax calculator

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Sales Tax applies in United States of America; thus it is a simple task for you to find Sales Tax on different products. In addition it is better that you have idea of Sales Tax before you buy any product. Knowledge of tax on products also helps you in understanding total cost of that particular product. Therefore to help you out here you use United States Sales Tax calculator in figuring out actual sales tax on products.

What is Sales Tax in United States of America?

In America authorities levy Sales Tax and these are taxes on either sale or even lease of Goods and Services. Moreover it is only applicable in United States of America and in no other place. There are many other rules that you follow when talk is around US Sales Tax Calculation.

Firstly governance of Sales Tax happens only at state level which in turn means that there would be no national level general Sales Tax. But there are some states which do not levy any sort of state wide Sales Tax. And this includes states such as Alaska, New Hampshire, Montana, Oregon as well as Delaware.

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Apart from this Sales Tax rate is different throughout United States. You can check below table to have a clear understanding of the way tax rates differ in various states of U S A –

State or District or Territory Total with max local surtax Base sales tax
District of Columbia 5. 75 % 5. 75 %
Alabama 13. 5 % 4 %
Hawaii 4. 712 % 4. 166 %
Arizona 10. 725 % 5. 6 %
Kansas 10. 15 % 6. 5 %
California 10. 25 % 7. 25 %
Maine 5. 5 % 5. 5 %
Colorado 10 % 2. 9 %
Idaho 8. 5 % 6 %
Delaware 0 % 0 %
Arkansas 11. 625 % 6. 5 %
Florida 7. 5 % 6 %
Georgia 8 % 4 %
Connecticut 6. 35 % 6. 35 %
Illinois 10. 25 % 6. 25 %
Maryland 6 % 6 %
Indiana 7 % 7 %
Guam 4 % 4 %
Iowa 7 % 6 %
Kentucky 6 % 6 %
Louisiana 12 % 5 %
Alaska 7 % 0 %

Also know how to use Canadian HST calculator.

Some more sales tax rates in various territories of United States of America –

State or District or Territory Total with max local surtax Base sales tax  
Washington 10. 4 % 6. 5 %
Puerto Rico 11. 5 % 10. 5 %
Vermont 7 % 6 %
Massachusetts 6. 25 % 6. 25 %
North Carolina 7. 50 % 4. 75 %
Minnesota 7. 875 % 6. 875 %
South Carolina 9 % 6 %
Mississippi 7. 25 % 7 %
Missouri 10. 85 % 4. 225 %
Ohio 8 % 5. 75 %
Nebraska 7. 5 % 5. 5 %
Nevada 8. 15 % 6. 85 %
Texas 8. 25 % 6. 25 %
New Hampshire 0 % 0 %
Rhode Island 7 % 7 %
New Mexico 8. 688 % 5. 125 %
Wyoming 6 % 4 %
North Dakota 8 % 5 %
Oklahoma 11 % 4. 5 %
Michigan 6 % 6 %
Oregon 0 % 0 %
Pennsylvania 8 % 6 %
Montana 0 % 0 %
South Dakota 6 % 4 %
Tennessee 9. 75 % 7 %
Utah 8. 35 % 5. 95 %
New York 8. 875 % 4 %
Virginia 6 % 5. 3 %
West Virginia 7 % 6 %
New Jersey 12. 875 % 6. 875 %
Wisconsin 6. 75 % 5 %

How to use US Sales Tax calculator

To use Sales Tax calculator you first select one of the states from the drop down list. Next you either enter price excluding tax or price of product including tax. By the time you enter these details result will be shown on screen. Thus in simple way you get total sales tax amount.

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On other hand you must remember to select correct United States Sales tax percentage. It is because only then you will get to know actual sales tax charges. When you use this US Sales Tax calculator then you know exactly how much sales tax you pay on either purchase or sale of products.

Calculate US Sales Tax with Sales Tax formula

There is one option for you to calculate sales tax and for this you use sales tax calculator. Apart from this there is a formula for sales tax calculation. So you can use this formula to know exactly how much sales tax you pay for things you either buy or sell. You may have a look at below para to know sales tax amount and formula –

Sales tax calculation formula

\(Total Sales Tax=item cost \times sales tax rate\)

\(Sales tax rate = \frac{total cost-item cost}{item cost}\)

Thus it is simple and easy for you to calculate Sales Tax by using either US Sales Tax calculator or by using sales tax formula. In addition learn usage of GST tax rate calculator.

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