Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Sales Taxes

Montpelier, Vermont 2
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35. Vermont
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.2% (16th lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 6.0% (16th highest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: 0.2% (16th lowest)
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $571 (6th lowest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $2,331 (5th highest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $1,077 (15th highest)

Jefferson County, West Virginia
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34. West Virginia
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.2% (17th lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 6.0% (16th highest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: 0.2% (17th lowest)
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $677 (8th lowest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $798 (6th lowest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $958 (23rd highest)

Boston, Massachusetts
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33. Massachusetts
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.3% (18th lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 6.3% (13th highest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: N/A
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $773 (13th lowest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $2,069 (8th highest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $1,961 (3rd highest)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32. Pennsylvania
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.3% (19th lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 6.0% (16th highest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: 0.3% (19th lowest)
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $778 (14th lowest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $1,376 (21st highest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $845 (22nd lowest)

Hartford, Connecticut
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31. Connecticut
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.4% (20th lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 6.4% (12th highest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: N/A
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $1,072 (20th highest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $2,726 (2nd highest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $2,162 (2nd highest)