The 25 US states with the highest sales tax, ranked

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State and local sales taxes may increase your total at the register on Black Friday. Paul Abell/AP Photos

In preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we rounded up the US states with the highest combined state and local sales taxes.

The higher the state and local sales taxes, the more you may be spending on top of those Black Friday sales. If you live in these states, you might need to expand your holiday shopping budget.

Goods and services that apply to sales tax, such as groceries or clothing, vary by state, according to the Tax Foundation. Some cities also have a local tax set by the local government.

We found out where residents pay the most in sales tax by consulting the Tax Foundation, which listed state sales tax rates and average local sales tax rates. This ranking does not take into account state income taxes.

Below, see which states have the highest combined sales tax.


25. North Carolina

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Combined state and local sales tax:6.97%State sales tax rate:4.75%Average local sales tax rate:2.2%


T24. Rhode Island

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Combined state and local sales tax:7%State sales tax rate:7%Average local sales tax rate:0%


T24. Indiana

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Combined state and local sales tax:7%State sales tax rate:7%Average local sales tax rate:0%


22. Florida

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Combined state and local sales tax:7.05%State sales tax rate: 6%Average local sales tax rate:1.05%


21. Mississippi

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Combined state and local sales tax:7.07%State sales tax rate:7%Average local sales tax rate:.07%


20. Ohio

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Combined state and local sales tax:7.17%State sales tax rate: 5.75%Average local sales tax rate:1.42%


19. Georgia

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Combined state and local sales tax:7.29%State sales tax rate:4%Average local sales tax rate:3.29%


T18. Minnesota

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Combined state and local sales tax:7.43%State sales tax rate:6.88%Average local sales tax rate:.55%


T18. South Carolina

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Combined state and local sales tax: 7.43%State sales tax rate: 6%Average local sales tax rate:1.43%


16. Colorado

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Combined state and local sales tax: 7.63%State sales tax rate: 2.90%Average local sales tax rate: 4.73%


15. New Mexico

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Combined state and local sales tax:7.82%State sales tax rate:5.13%Average local sales tax rate:2.69%


14. Missouri

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.13%State sales tax rate:4.23%Average local sales tax rate:3.9%


13. Nevada

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.14%State sales tax rate:6.85%Average local sales tax rate:1.29%


12. Texas

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.19%State sales tax rate:6.25%Average local sales tax rate:1.94%


11. Arizona

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.37%

State sales tax rate:5.6%Average local sales tax rate:2.77%


10. New York

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.49%State sales tax rate:4%Average local sales tax rate:4.49%


9. California

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.56%State sales tax rate:7.25%Average local sales tax rate:1.31%


8. Kansas

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.67%State sales tax rate:6.5%Average local sales tax rate:2.17%


7. Illinois

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.74%State sales tax rate:6.25%Average local sales tax rate:2.49%


6. Oklahoma

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Combined state and local sales tax:8.92%State sales tax rate:4.5%Average local sales tax rate:4.42%


5. Alabama

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Combined state and local sales tax:9.14%State sales tax rate:4%Average local sales tax rate:5.4%


4. Washington

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Combined state and local sales tax:9.17%State sales tax rate:6.5%Average local sales tax rate:2.67%


3. Arkansas

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Combined state and local sales tax:9.43%State sales tax rate:6.5%Average local sales tax rate:2.93%


2. Louisiana

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Combined state and local sales tax:9.45%State sales tax rate:4.45%Average local sales tax rate:5%


1. Tennessee

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Combined state and local sales tax:9.47%State sales tax rate:7%Average local sales tax rate:2.47%