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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Pennsylvania sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.

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What do these tax rates mean?

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

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

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

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

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

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.