Sales Tax Rates
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: yamil-ga
List Price: $5.00
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 Territories.
Re: Sales Tax Rates
Answered By: blader-ga on 05 May 2002 06:32 PDT
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 (http://www.thestc.com) 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: http://thestc.com/STRates.stm 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, blader-ga
rated this answer:
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.
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. http://tax.cchgroup.com/salestax/ZIPsalesDatabase.asp This breaks sales tax down by the zipcode, and if you wish you can just order the schedule from the site. Hope this helps. -Tyler
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 jurisdiction. The company I work for uses a program made by Vertex Inc. (www.vertexinc.com) 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, Illinois.) -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. (Virginia.) 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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