Alabama Highest in Sales Tax Rates

If you don’t want to pay sales tax, go to Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, or Oregon. On the other hand, if you like high sales taxes, head to Alabama. That’s the crux of a report issued by the Tax Foundation.

The report ranks the 25 largest cities by sales tax. Not surprisingly, Portland, Oregon has the lowest tax rate among cities with populations over 200,000 (0%); however, it’s not one of the 25 largest US cities. For those, you need to head to either Detroit or Baltimore (6%). On the other hand, Los Angeles and Chicago are on top at 9.75%. In cities with populations of 200,000 or more, Irvine ranks 26th at 8.75%. On top at 10% are Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama.

It’s just a reminder that not only do we pay income tax but we must all pay a host of other taxes. Sales tax is the most obvious, but our government today bombards us with a host of ‘user fees’ that are just disguised taxes.

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