Pennsylvania sales tax

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Pennsylvania state sales tax rate

6%
Base state sales tax rate 6%
Local rate range* 0%–2.0%
Total rate range* 6.0%–8.0%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Pennsylvania sales tax calculator to determine an accurate total sales tax rate for your location.

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Pennsylvania sales tax details

The Pennsylvania (PA) state sales tax rate is currently 6%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 8%.

Pennsylvania is one of the few states with a single, statewide sales tax which businesses are required to file and remit electronically.

Sales and use tax must be collected by anyone making retail sales of tangible personal property or taxable services into the state. Anyone leasing, renting, or using tangible personal property or renting hotel rooms in Pennsylvania is also required to register with the state and obtain a valid sales tax license.

Amazon owns and operates fulfillment centers in Pennsylvania. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for sellers participating in the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program. Additionally, as of July 1, 2019, remote sellers with more than $100,000 in Pennsylvania sales must collect and remit sales tax. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue encourages filing with a Certified Service Provider such as Avalara.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax Rate Guide

Pennsylvania sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Pennsylvania sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Local Pennsylvania Sales Tax Rates

City Counties State Sales Tax Rate County Sales Tax Rate Special Sales Tax Rate* Total Sales Tax Rate*
Philadelphia Philadelphia 6.00% 2.00% Depends on Address 8.00%
Pittsburgh Allegheny 6.00% 1.00% Depends on Address 7.00%
Allentown Lehigh 6.00% 0.00% Depends on Address 6.00%
Erie Erie 6.00% 0.00% Depends on Address 6.00%
Reading Berks 6.00% 0.00% Depends on Address 6.00%
Scranton Lackawanna 6.00% 0.00% Depends on Address 6.00%
Lancaster Lancaster 6.00% 0.00% Depends on Address 6.00%
Bethlehem Lehigh 6.00% 0.00% Depends on Address 6.00%
Harrisburg Dauphin 6.00% 0.00% Depends on Address 6.00%
Altoona Blair 6.00% 0.00% Depends on Address 6.00%

* Due to the varying nature of local Pennsylvania sales tax rates, we strongly encourage you to utilize our sales tax calculator to determine an accurate rate.

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Pennsylvania sales tax resources

Pennsylvania sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Pennsylvania sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.

Pennsylvania sales tax guide for businesses

Just getting started? Our Pennsylvania Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.