California has the highest state-level sales tax rate, at 7.25 percent. Four states tie for the second-highest statewide rate, at 7 percent: Indiana, Mississippi, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. The lowest non-zero, state-level sales tax is in Colorado, which has a rate of 2.9 percent. Five states follow with 4 percent rates: Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, New York, and Wyoming.
Only New Jersey changed its statewide rate since last July, reducing the rate from 6.875 to 6.625 percent. This represented the second and final reduction from a starting rate of 7 percent, as part of a larger tax package that included a motor fuel tax increase and estate tax repeal.View Article