Sales tax calculator and rate lookup tool

Enter your U.S. address below and get the sales tax rate for your exact location.
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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple rates per ZIP code, county, and city. Therefore, more accurate rates are determined based on address.

Your sales tax rate

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Combined Tax Rate

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Jurisdiction Breakdown

What do these rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different tax rates that make up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined tax rate, some items are taxed differently at the state and local levels, so be sure to apply the correct taxes to your sale.

These are the current rates for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

Calculate your total amount

See your sales tax rate applied to any item price

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How to use this sales tax rate

  • First, determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  • Then, determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  • Finally, implement the rate shown above to your product or service’s value.

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FAQ


When you enter the street address, the calculator uses geolocation to pinpoint the exact tax jurisdiction. From there, it can determine the corresponding sales tax rate.


ZIP codes were created to help the U.S. Postal Service with the delivery of mail and are independent of any state revenue systems. The boundaries can change and often don’t line up with tax rate jurisdictions. This makes them the wrong tool to use for determining sales tax rates in the United States.

By basing sales tax on ZIP codes, you risk applying the wrong rates and remitting tax to the incorrect jurisdiction. Both of these errors increase your company’s risk of audit penalties, fines, and fees.


Avalara AvaTax is an automated sales tax solution that works with your ecommerce, POS, or ERP system to calculate rates in real time.


U.S. state sales tax rate details