Resources: State Sales Tax Information

Hawaii Sales Tax 101

Hawaii imposes a general excise tax instead of a typical sales tax. The rate is between 4% throughout most of Hawaii and 4.5% on Oahu.

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District of Columbia Sales Tax 101

Sales tax in DC include physical property and certain services. Exemptions from sales tax include groceries, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and residential utility services.

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Arizona Sales Tax 101

Although commonly referred to as a sales tax, the Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) is actually a tax on a vendor for the privilege of doing business in the state. Various business activities are subject to transaction privilege tax and must be licensed.

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Florida Sales Tax 101

Each sale, admission, storage, or rental in Florida is taxable, unless the transaction is exempt. Sales tax is added to the price of taxable goods or services and collected from the purchaser at the time of sale.

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Connecticut Sales Tax 101

Sales tax in Connecticut applies to the retail sale, lease, or rental of most goods and taxable services.

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Montana Sales Tax 101

Montana does not have a general sales, use, or transaction tax.

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Wyoming Sales Tax 101

In Wyoming, sales tax is imposed on retail sales, leases, or rentals of tangible personal property and certain services.

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Wisconsin Sales Tax 101

In Wisconsin, sales tax is imposed on retail sales, licenses, leases, or rentals of tangible personal property and certain services.

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Illinois Sales Tax 101

The term “sales tax” actually refers to several tax acts. Sales tax is a combination of “occupation” taxes that are imposed on sellers’ receipts and “use” taxes that are imposed on amounts paid by purchasers. Sellers owe the occupation tax to the department; they reimburse themselves for this liability by collecting use tax from the buyers.

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Oregon Sales Tax 101

In Oregon, there is not a traditional sales tax. However, there are excise taxes on things like state lodging, heavy equipment rental, bicycles, and recreational marijuana.

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