This sales tax calculator estimates the final price or the before tax price of an item for any of the US states by adding or excluding the sales tax rate. There is in depth information on this subject below the web form.


Cost/Price before ST: *
$
Sales Tax percent: *
%
Final price including ST: *
$
Sales Tax percent: *
%

How does this sales tax calculator work?

The tool performs two types of sales tax calculations as explained within the next lines by each of the two tabs:

  • By the first tab named “ADD SALES TAX” it estimates the final price of an item by applying the right tax rate to the before tax price.
  • By the second tab named “EXCLUDE SALES TAX” it extracts the sales tax amount a final price of a product.

It is a very useful application for both buyers and sellers and in case the tax rate percent is not given the table presented below might came in handy.

Example of a result

  • In case of an item with a price before tax of $100 and a sales tax rate of 5% this tool will return the following results:

Sales tax: $5.00

Cost/Price before ST: $100.00

Total Cost/Price including ST: $105.00

  • In case of an item with a final price of $112 that includes a sales tax rate of 7% this application will return these results:

Sales tax: $7.33

Cost/Price before ST: $104.67

Total Cost/Price including ST: $112.00

Sales tax definition and rates

It represents the money paid by the buyer to the government for the purchase of certain goods and services from specific suppliers. Usually it is collected by the seller and then it is regularized with the state. This sales tax from United States is equivalent to the value added tax (VAT) within European Union where its maximum level is set up to 25%. In some countries sellers use to display the price before tax, while in most cases within EU the prices are the final ones including the tax percent. While in EU the VAT may be up to 25% in US it varies by each state between 0% and 15.5% and by the goods and services type.

As per 2014 the sales tax rate for US states is presented in the next table. Please note that:

  • These values are subject to change over time since the states may decide to modify them as part of their fiscal strategy.
  • Regarding the avg. local tax rate please remember that the city, county and municipal rates vary.
  • The data is collected with the help of our contributors from sources such as IRS, State Revenue Department official sites and Sales Tax Clearinghouse. In some case these data may prove inconsistent, thus for a 100% accuracy please consult official sources.
  • This table does not include sales taxes in local resort areas.
  ( A ) ( B ) ( C ) ( D ) = ( A ) + ( B ) ( E ) = ( A ) + ( C )
State State tax rate Avg. local tax rate Max local tax rate Combined sales tax rate Max sales tax rate
Alabama 4.00% 4.51% 7.00% 8.51% 11.00%
Alaska - 1.69% 7.50% 1.69% 7.50%
Arizona 5.60% 2.57% 7.13% 8.17% 12.73%
Arkansas 6.50% 2.69% 5.50% 9.19% 12.00%
California 7.50% 0.91% 2.50% 8.41% 10.00%
Colorado 2.90% 4.49% 7.10% 7.39% 10.00%
Connecticut 6.35% - - 6.35% 6.35%
Delaware - - - - -
Florida 6.00% 0.62% 1.50% 6.62% 7.50%
Georgia 4.00% 2.97% 4.00% 6.97% 8.00%
Hawaii 4.00% 0.35% 0.50% 4.35% 4.50%
Idaho 6.00% 0.03% 2.50% 6.03% 8.50%
Illinois 6.25% 1.91% 3.75% 8.16% 10.00%
Indiana 7.00% -   7.00% 7.00%
Iowa 6.00% 0.78% 1.00% 6.78% 7.00%
Kansas 6.15% 2.00% 3.50% 8.15% 9.65%
Kentucky 6.00% - - 6.00% 6.00%
Louisiana 4.00% 4.89% 7.00% 8.89% 11.00%
Maine 5.50% - - 5.50% 5.50%
Maryland 6.00% - - 6.00% 6.00%
Massachusetts 6.25% - - 6.25% 6.25%
Michigan 6.00% - - 6.00% 6.00%
Minnesota 6.88% 0.31% 1.00% 7.19% 7.88%
Mississippi 7.00% 0.00% 0.25% 7.00% 7.25%
Missouri 4.23% 3.36% 5.45% 7.58% 9.68%
Montana - - - - -
Nebraska 5.50% 1.29% 2.00% 6.79% 7.50%
Nevada 6.85% 1.08% 1.25% 7.93% 8.10%
New Hampshire - - - - -
New Jersey 7.00% 0.00% - 7.00% 7.00%
New Mexico 5.13% 2.14% 3.56% 7.26% 8.69%
New York 4.00% 4.47% 4.88% 8.47% 8.88%
North Carolina 4.75% 2.15% 2.75% 6.90% 7.50%
North Dakota 5.00% 1.55% 3.00% 6.55% 8.00%
Ohio 5.75% 1.36% 2.25% 7.11% 8.00%
Oklahoma 4.50% 4.22% 6.50% 8.72% 11.00%
Oregon - - - - -
Pennsylvania 6.00% 0.34% 2.00% 6.34% 8.00%
Rhode Island 7.00% - - 7.00% 7.00%
South Carolina 6.00% 1.19% 3.00% 7.19% 9.00%
South Dakota 4.00% 1.83% 2.00% 5.83% 6.00%
Tennessee 7.00% 2.45% 2.75% 9.45% 9.75%
Texas 6.25% 1.90% 2.00% 8.15% 8.25%
Utah 5.95% 0.73% 2.00% 6.68% 7.95%
Vermont 6.00% 0.14% 1.00% 6.14% 7.00%
Virginia 5.30% 0.33% 0.70% 5.63% 6.00%
Washington 6.50% 2.38% 3.10% 8.88% 9.60%
West Virginia 6.00% 0.07% 1.00% 6.07% 7.00%
Wisconsin 5.00% 0.43% 1.50% 5.43% 6.50%
Wyoming 4.00% 1.49% 2.00% 5.49% 6.00%
D.C. 5.75% - - 5.75% 5.75%

This sales tax calculator together with the rates might came in handy either when trying to add or exclude the tax from/to final/before tax price.

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