By the numbers: Colorado ranks 16th highest on state and local sales taxes

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Published Saturday, August 31, 2019

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The combined state and average local sales taxes in Colorado ranked 16th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Colorado stood at 7.63 percent, the Tax Foundation study found. The statewide sales tax rate is 2.9 percent, and the average local sales tax rate is 4.73 percent.

State sales taxes are in place in 45 states, while local sales taxes exist in 38 states, according to the analysis. 

The states with no statewide sales taxes are Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon. Localities in Alaska, however, have the power to enact sales taxes, according to the foundation.

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State and Local Sales Tax Rates

Rank

State

State Tax Rate

Average Local Tax Rate

Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rates

1

Tennessee

7%

2.47%

9.47%

2

Arkansas

6.5%

2.97%

9.47%

3

Louisiana

4.45%

5%

9.45%

4

Washington

6.5%

2.71%

9.21%

5

Alabama

4%

5.16%

9.16%

6

Oklahoma

4.5%

4.44%

8.94%

7

Illinois

6.25%

2.53%

8.78%

8

Kansas

6.5%

2.17%

8.67%

9

California

7.25%

1.41%

8.66%

10

New York

4%

4.49%

8.49%

11

Arizona

5.6%

2.79%

8.39%

12

Texas

6.25%

1.94%

8.19%

13

Missouri

4.23%

3.93%

8.15%

14

Nevada

6.85%

1.29%

8.14%

15

New Mexico

5.13%

2.69%

7.82%

16

Colorado

2.9%

4.73%

7.63%

17

South Carolina

6%

1.46%

7.46%

18

Minnesota

6.88%

0.56%

7.43%

19

Georgia

4%

3.33%

7.33%

21

Ohio

5.75%

1.42%

7.17%

20

Utah

6.1%

1.07%

7.17%

22

Mississippi

7%

0.07%

7.07%

23

Florida

6%

1.05%

7.05%

24 (tie)

Indiana

7%

0%

7%

24 (tie)

Rhode Island

7%

0%

7%

26

North Carolina

4.75%

2.22%

6.97%

27

Nebraska

5.5%

1.38%

6.88%

28

North Dakota

5%

1.85%

6.85%

29

Iowa

6%

0.82%

6.82%

30

New Jersey

6.63%

-0.03%

6.6%

31

South Dakota

4.5%

1.90%

6.4%

32

West Virginia

6%

0.4%

6.4%

33

Connecticut

6.35%

0%

6.35%

34

Pennsylvania

6%

0.34%

6.34%

35

Massachusetts

6.25%

0%

6.25%

36

Vermont

6%

0.22%

6.22%

37

Idaho

6%

0.03%

6.03%

38 (tie)

Kentucky

6%

0%

6%

38 (tie)

Maryland

6%

0%

6%

38 (tie)

Michigan

6%

0%

6%

41

Virginia

5.3%

0.35%

5.65%

42

Maine

5.5%

0%

5.5%

43

Wisconsin

5%

0.44%

5.44%

44

Wyoming

4%

1.32%

5.32%

45

Hawaii

4%

0.41%

4.41%

46

Alaska

0%

1.76%

1.76%

47 (tie)

Delaware

0%

0%

0%

47 (tie)

Montana

0%

0%

0%

47 (tie)

New Hampshire

0%

0%

0%

47 (tie)

Oregon

0%

0%

0%

Source: Tax Foundation

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