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Q: Sales Tax Rates ( Answered 2 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Sales Tax Rates
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: yamil-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 05 May 2002 06:03 PDT
Expires: 12 May 2002 06:03 PDT
Question ID: 13198
I need a complete listing of all the sales tax rates for all
municipalities (Cities, Counties, States, etc.) of the US, and its
Subject: Re: Sales Tax Rates
Answered By: blader-ga on 05 May 2002 06:32 PDT
Rated:2 out of 5 stars
Dear yamil:

You wanted to find a complete listing of all the sales tax rates for
all the United States municipalities. The Sales Tax Clearinghouse
( is the only website I have found that offers
such information on a consolidated basis. It is a for pay service,
however. The free service gives you the rates for the first few
counties and cities only (all State rates are provided free). If you
want the full list, you must subscribe to their service. Their state
sales tax browser is here:

Click on the name of the state to receive a preview listing of
selected counties and cities.

I hope this helps. If you need any clarifications, please don't
hesitate to ask.

Best Regards,
yamil-ga rated this answer:2 out of 5 stars
Unfortunately, that is the same information I found by doing free
research on google.  I was hoping that the pay service could find info
I could not.

Subject: Re: Sales Tax Rates
From: tylerjprice-ga on 05 May 2002 10:52 PDT
Hello Yamil,

The list taht you ask for is a very very long one. I found state sales
tax broken down by city in Texas and a few others, but believe me it
is probably not what you want.

Instead, if you are running a business, I suggest getting the program
ZIP Sales Database.
This breaks sales tax down by the zipcode, and if you wish you can
just order the schedule from the site.

Hope this helps.

Subject: Re: Sales Tax Rates
From: freyja313-ga on 13 Jun 2002 13:21 PDT
It is unlikely that you will find exactly what you are looking for
without paying for it. Any website that has a free lookup will
probably only let you look up one jurisdiction at a time, and you
likely won't be able to print a list. You may be able to compile the
information via the time consuming task of visiting each state's
revenue website and tracking down their rates. Most states offer some
sort of table or publication that lists the rates for each

The company I work for uses a program made by Vertex Inc.
( to handle the sales tax for our website. Included
in our subscription for their service is a rate directory that lists
the sales and use tax rates for pretty much every jurisdiction in the
US and Canada. This book sits above my desk and it's a three inch
binder that weighs about ten pounds. It's also updated monthly since
sales tax rates can change that frequently. For an example of the size
of what you are lookng for, each pages in the book has 65
jurisdictions listed and Texas is composed of 38 pages!

Some other things to keep in mind:
-Some places have different rates for sales and use tax. Depending on
your business, you may need to collect use tax instead of sales tax.
(Colorado and Arizona are examples.)
-Some states have reduced rates for items like food. (Virginia,
-Some states allow counties and cities to locally administer/collect
their taxes. (Colorado and Arizona.)
-Although a state may collect the local sales taxes, there may be
locally administered taxes for special items, such as prepared foods.

I know this isn't the answer you want, but sales taxes are extremely
complex and dynamic and because of this, the information aspect of
sales tax tends to be fee based. Good luck!

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