# Sales tax on 7 dollars - Sales Tax Calculator

### Inputs

Before Tax Price (\$):

Tax Rate (%): type here OR

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### Results

Final Price Including Tax (\$):

Sale Tax(\$):

### Inputs

Final Price Incl. Tax (\$):

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### Results

Before Tax Price (\$):

Tax (\$):

## How do General Sales Tax Rates Differ Across States?

Among states which have sales taxes, Colorado has the lowest rate (2.9%). All other states have a rate of at least 4.0%. Five states (California, Indiana, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Tennessee) have rates equal or above 7.0%. California is the state which has the highest tax rate (7.25%).

Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, Montana and Oregon do not have state general sales taxes. Of these, Montana and Alaska allow localities to charge local sales taxes.

The five states with the highest average combined (state and local) sales tax rates are Louisiana (9.98%), Tennessee (9.46%), Arkansas (9.30%), Alabama (9.01%), and Washington (8.92%).

The five states with the lowest average combined rates are Alaska (1.76%), Hawaii (4.35%), Wyoming (5.40%), Wisconsin (5.42%), and Maine (5.5%).

## How to calculate sales tax?

Learn how to calculate sales tax by following these examples:

### 1) You buy a item on Ebay for 7 dollars and pay 7.5 % (percent) in tax. What is the tax on it and what is the total price (including tax)?

• Firstly, divide the tax rate by 100: 7.5/100 = 0.075 (tax rate as a decimal). Note: to easily divide by 100, just move the decimal point two spaces to the left.
• Now, find the tax value by multiplying tax rate by the before tax price:
tax = 7 × 0.075
tax = 0.53 (tax value rouded to 2 decimals)
• Add tax to the before tax price to get the final price:
The final price including tax = 7 + 0.53 = 7.53

### Sales tax Formula (Final Price)

Final price including tax = before tax price × (1 + tax rate (%) / 100)
or,
Final price including tax = before tax price × (1 + tax rate)
(tax expressed as a decimal)

### 2) You buy a product for 7.525 dollars with tax included. You know that the tax rate at your state is 7.5%. What is the tax value?

a) Before Tax Price

• Divide the tax rate by 100. A tax of 7.5 percent was added to the product to make it equal to 7.525. So, divide 7.5 by 100 to get 0.075.
• Add one to the percentage: 1 + 0.075 = 1.075.
• Divide the final amount by the value above to find the original amount before the tax was added. In this example: 7.53 / 1.075 = 7. This is the price excluding taxes.

b)Tax Value

• The Tax Value is equal to the Final Price minus the Before Tax Price, so,
• Tax Value = 7.525 - 7 = 0.525.

### Sales tax Formula (Before Tax Price)

Before Tax Price (\$) = Final price / (1 + tax rate(%) / 100)
or,
Before Tax Price (\$) = Final price / (1 + tax rate)
(tax expressed as a decimal)

## Sales Taxes Chart

Important Note: The table below is for information only. You should previouly know the values applied to your situation before using our calculator.

StateState Tax RateAvg. Local Tax RataMax Local Tax Rate
Alabama45.017
Arizona5.62.655.3
Arkansas6.52.85125
California7.2512.5
Connecticut6.3500
Delaware000
Florida60.82
Georgia434
Hawaii40.350.5
Idaho60.033
Illinois6.252.394.75
Indiana700
Iowa60.81
Kansas6.52.124
Kentucky600
Louisiana54.987
Maine5.500
Maryland600
Massachusetts6.2500
Michigan600
Minnesota6.8750.421.5
Mississippi70.071
Missouri4.2253.665
Montana000
StateState Tax RateAvg. Local Tax RataMax Local Tax Rate
New Hampshire000
New Jersey6.875-0.030
New Mexico5.1252.433.5625
New York44.494.875
North Carolina4.752.152.75
North Dakota51.783.5
Ohio5.751.392.25
Oklahoma4.54.366.5
Oregon000
Pennsylvania60.342
Rhode Island700
South Carolina61.222.5
South Dakota4.51.894.5
Tennessee72.462.75
Texas6.251.942
Utah5.950.812.15
Vermont60.181
Virginia5.30.330.7
Washington6.52.423.4
West Virginia60.291
Wisconsin50.421.75
Wyoming41.42
D.C.5.7500