US Sales Tax Rates United States — Sales Tax

General VAT Rate Other Rates Local Currency
8% 0%-12.5% Dollar (USD)

United States's general VAT rate is 8%, with other rates including 0%-12.5% that can apply to certain transactions.

While the United States doesn't have a national VAT, all but five of the fifty states charge a state-level sales tax of as high as 7.5%. With local sales tax rates included, sales tax rates can be as high as 12%. Find sales tax rates for any city or state in the USA here.

United States VAT Refunds

Many countries allow tourists, and others making purchases for export, to receive a VAT refund on exiting the country (or make purchases VAT free). While we don't have data on the United States VAT refund program, more info can be obtained from the .

US Sales Tax Rates United States Tax Sources & Citations

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Note: This page is intended to be a simple overview of United States's consumption tax structure, is provided as-is, and is not legal advice. Please let us know if any of the United States tax information on this page is incorrect or out of date.
  1. Ernst & Young global VAT tax study, United States (updated 2024)

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