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In this final installment of Sales Tax Tuesday we look at the 'Final 5: those states without any 'state-wide' sales or use tax. more

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While it is not a state, Washington, D.C. makes use of ‘Sales Tax’ in the same fashion the states we have studied use their Sales Tax, general government operations. more

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While "everything maybe bigger" in Texas (as the saying goes) that doesn't really apply to Sales Tax since their sales taxes are 'on par' if not lower than many other jurisdictions, still the same it does have some funny tax rules and regulations. more

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Louisiana, home to some of the 'best food on the planet' spawned by cultural influences, has a state sales tax rate of 4%, but their total sales tax rate can be as high as 11% based on local sales taxes. more

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"Miss...iss...ipp...i" imposes a sales tax on the retail sale or lease of tangible personal property, and that includes the purchase of Krispy Kreme donuts bought by an Oklahoman who drove all the way to Gulfport just to get them. more

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You can't let the cold confuse your sales tax computations with rates that vary by jurisdiction and products. more

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West Virginia’s state sales tax rate is 6%, but total sales taxes, including local rates, can be as high as 7% because 16 municipalities levy a local sales tax on top of the state rate. more

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The Hoosier state has a state-wide sales tax as well as a great basketball team. And it is home to life changing sugar cubes too, even if they do have some odd behavior when it comes to marshmallow. more

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New York is no light weight when it comes to sales taxes, while it's rates are not 'out of the ball park', the state does collect more sales tax on an on-going basis than just about any other state in the United States. more

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I can't get very excited about Iowa because I can not get over that 'day the music died' there. more

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The State of Virginia is steeped in the history of the United States and it is one of the few origin sourcing states. This means that sales tax is based on the location of the seller, not the buyer. more

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Insightful Accountant's Sales Tax Tuesday series continues with Wyoming, home of the largest coal mine in the United States. Thanks to our friends at Avalara for providing the info for this great series. more

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Sales Tax Tuesday from Insightful Accountant and Avalara gives you an inside look at the various taxes found in the United States on a state by state basis. This week we look at the Bluegrass State. more

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New Jersey has more diners and shopping malls per capita than anywhere else in the world, of course they are an important source of Sales Tax revenues for New Jersey which has a state wide sales tax rate of 7%. more

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Maryland is home to one of the greatest things on the planet, 'the Maryland Crab Cake', and only 6% sales tax. You can hardly beat that. Alright, Baltimore and Annapolis and a lot more too, but let's hear it for 'Maryland crab cakes' everyone. more

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Known as the car capital of the world, Michigan’s state sales tax rate is 6%. There are no local option sales taxes. more

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From the western lore of the Lincoln County wars, to the mystery of the Roswell Flying Saucer incident, New Mexico is a broad expanse of beauty and history which has NO State Sales Tax. more

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Maine may be the only state with just one syllable in its name, but it still collects plenty of sales tax. If you buy your lobster live from a seaside boat, you will pay no tax; buy it steamed at a seashore cafe and you will pay 8% sales tax. more

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What do you think of when someone says ‘Georgia’, I would bet the first thing that comes to mind isn't Sales Tax! more

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Aloha, is the welcome greeting (hello) in the native Hawaiian language and pretty well exemplifies everything that is Hawaii, "pure paradise," including the fact that Hawaii doesn't have a 'state sales tax.' more

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