Tennessee has the highest sales tax in the nation
Tennessee just beat out Louisiana for a new state title: highest sales tax in the U.S.
Tennessee has a combined state and local sales tax of 9.46 percent, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation, an 'independent tax policy nonprofit'. Louisiana has a combined rate of 9.45 percent.
Louisiana's statewide rate fell from 5 percent to 4.45 percent on July 1 when state lawmakers decided not to extend a portion of an expiring sales tax. There was also a small reduction in local Louisiana rates, according to the report, leading to the change in order.
The top five states with the highest average sales tax are:
1. Tennessee-- 9.46 percent
2. Louisiana-- 9.45 percent
3. Arkansas-- 9.42 percent
4. Washington-- 9.19 percent
5. Alabama-- 9.15 percent
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