Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest Email LinkedIn I promised to post a bit more about sales tax – and maybe even throw in a little Fair Tax info to boot – later in the year. Before I get to it, I’d like to know:What is your sales tax rate and where are you located? Author Kelly Phillips Erb Kelly Phillips Erb is a tax attorney, tax writer, and podcaster. Website Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram Tumblr LinkedIn Prev PostWoman Sues – And Wins – Over Toilet Paper Tax November 30, 2007 Next PostAsk The Taxgirl: Claiming Deductions For Charitable Travel December 2, 2007 Related PostsHow To Shrink The $1.4 Trillion Tax Gap February 16, 2021 Working From Home Tax Issues: How The Coronavirus Complicates Tax Filing February 2, 2021 IRS Whistleblowers: The Ins And Outs Of Reporting Tax Fraud January 26, 2021 Comments Kelly 14 years ago Reply 7% – PA. But I live in Phila county so our sales tax is 1% above the state rate. Jeff B 14 years ago Reply 7.25% – I live in Shasta Lake, CA just outside of Redding, CA. One good thing about this sales tax is double it and you have a tip. Kelly 14 years ago Reply Now that is positive thinking! Michael G 14 years ago Reply 7.25% in Lincoln, IL. Patrick 14 years ago Reply Tennessee: 9.25% – 9.75% (depending on county) (-1% on food). Also, no state income tax. Mark Silver 14 years ago Reply Oregon, and boy am I lucky. No sales tax. 🙂 Jesica 14 years ago Reply 8.9%, near Seattle WA, and no state income tax Mike Piper 14 years ago Reply Chicago: 9%…It makes me miss living in St Louis, where it was somewhere around 6% if I recall correctly. Michael 13 years ago Reply Metro Boston in good old “Taxachusetts”. State sales tax 5%, food (except restaurants meals) and the first $175 on any article of clothing are exempt. Local sales taxes are not allowed.Income tax is 5.3% on all types of income (the higher rate for dividends was abolished at least 10 years ago). Local income taxes are not allowed. County government is very weak, where it exists at all. In most of the state, it was abolished.Raising the sales tax would be bad for the environment, because most Bay Staters would drive to NH to shop, as they sometimes do already.I think I’ll avoid Chicago. And I’m not sure if the IOC will give the Chicago the Olympics if the tax rates are so much higher than competing cities.Write A Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.