Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Sales Taxes

Miami, Florida
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30. Florida
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.7% (21st lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 6.0% (16th highest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: 0.7% (23rd lowest)
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $1,155 (18th highest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $1,216 (23rd lowest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $0 (7th lowest)

Salt Lake City, Utah
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29. Utah
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.7% (22nd lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 6.0% (25th lowest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: 0.7% (24th lowest)
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $873 (21st lowest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $952 (14th lowest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $981 (22nd highest)

Des Moines, Iowa
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28. Iowa
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.8% (23rd lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 6.0% (16th highest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: 0.8% (25th lowest)
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $913 (24th lowest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $1,515 (16th highest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $1,028 (21st highest)

Las Vegas, Nevada
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27. Nevada
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.8% (24th lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 5.0% (18th lowest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: 1.8% (18th highest)
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $1,425 (6th highest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $972 (16th lowest)
> State income tax collections per capita: N/A

26. North Carolina
> Combined sales tax rate:
6.9% (25th lowest)
> State sales tax rate: 5.5% (22nd lowest)
> Avg. local sales tax rate: 1.4% (22nd highest)
> State and local sales tax collections per capita: $795 (15th lowest)
> State & local property tax collections per capita: $903 (12th lowest)
> State income tax collections per capita: $1,045 (18th highest)