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Five states are shopper heaven. Why? They don’t collect state sales tax.
Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.
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While Alaska doesn’t collect a state sales tax, it does allow local jurisdictions to enact their own sales taxes. And visitors will pay vehicle rental and cruise ship fees.
See a quick snapshot of all of Alaska’s tax rates.
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Consumers don’t pay sales tax on services, but the First State levies a gross receipts tax on businesses, and that likely affects the pricing of goods and services.
See a quick snapshot of all of Delaware’s tax rates.
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The Treasure State does not collect a statewide tax, but communities that cater to recreational visitors can assess resort and local-option taxes of up to 3%.
See a quick snapshot of all of Montana’s tax rates.
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Although the Granite State doesn’t collect a sales tax on consumer products or services, it does collect a tax on restaurant meals and lodgings, as well as on car rentals.
See a quick snapshot of all of New Hampshire’s tax rates.
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The Beaver State is fine with not collecting sales tax. But it won’t let Oregon residents claim sales tax paid to other states as a way to reduce their state income taxes.
See a quick snapshot of all of Oregon’s tax rates.