State sales tax rates vary, and there are several
factors you’ll need to consider.
Firstly, check if the products you’re selling are subject to sales tax at
all. Some specific goods have a reduced sales tax rate, or have state sales
tax waived entirely. This is decided at a state level, so you’ll need to
find more information from your local Department of Revenue.
Next, if you sell online you’ll need to establish whether sales tax in your
area is set according to the location of the seller or the buyer – this is
known as origin based, or destination based tax sourcing.
Finally, look up the local tax rate for the area you need, to get the state,
county and city sales tax rates, and calculate a combined sales tax for your
products. You can do this easily with our handy sales tax lookup tool.