Three U.S. Cities with the Highest Sales Taxes in the Nation

Breitbart | 8/17/2019 | Staff
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Chicago has tied for first place as the city with the highest sales tax in the nation, according to a recent sales tax rates report.

Two California cities, Long Beach and Glendale, also came in first place, the report by the Tax Foundation, a Washington-based, non-partisan tax research organization, discovered.

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“The three cities each levy a combined state and local sales tax of 10.25 percent on purchases,” Fox Business reported.

“In Chicago, consumers pay a 6.25 percent to the state, along with an additional 1.25 percent to the city, 1.75 percent to Cook County and another 1 percent to the transit authority. Added up, the result is an extra $10.25 on every $100 spent,” the report said.

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In its 2019 midyear report, the Tax Foundation said that Tacoma and Seattle, Washington, and Birmingham, Alabama, trailed just behind the first three with rates of ten percent or higher.

The report also stated that Portland, Oregon, and Anchorage, Alaska, do not have a state or local sales tax. Additionally, Honolulu, Hawaii, has the third-lowest rate of sales tax with a rate of...
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