Portland is largest “no sales tax” city. How we compare.

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Portland is one of the largest cities that has no sales tax
By Oregon Tax News,

A recent report released by the Washington D.C. based Tax Foundation, shows how major metropolitan cities compare with sales tax.  Portland and Anchorage, Alaska have the title of the largest cities in the country with no sales tax. The study evaluated cities with population greater than 200,000, which there are 107 in the country.  Behind Portland came Honolulu, Hawaii with 4.5% and a variety of cities in Virginia at 5.0% combined sales tax.  Oregon, Alaska, Delaware, Montana and New Hampshire do not have a statewide general sales tax.  The state with the highest sales tax is Tennessee (9.4%), followed by with California (9.08%) and Arizona (9.01%).  Of the major metropolitan areas, the cities with the highest sales tax were Birmingham, AL and Montgomery, AL at 10%.

States with highest sales tax

  1. Tennessee (9.4%)
  2. California (9.08%)
  3. Arizona (9.01%)
  4. Louisiana (8.69%)
  5. Washington (8.61%)
  6. New York (8.52%)
  7. Oklahoma (8.33%)
  8. Illinois (8.22%)
  9. Arkansas (8.10%)
  10. Alabama (8.03%)

States with lowest sales tax

  1. Oregon (0%)
  2. Delaware (0%)
  3. Montana (0%)
  4. New Hampshire (0%)
  5. Alaska (1.11%)
  6. Hawaii (4.35%)
  7. Maine (5%)
  8. Virginia (5%)
  9. Wyoming (5.17%)
  10. South Dakota (5.22%)

Major metropolitan areas with highest combined sales tax

  1. Birmingham, AL (10%)
  2. Montgomery, AL (10%)
  3. Long Beach, CA (9.75%)
  4. Los Angeles, CA (9.75%)
  5. Oakland (9.75%)
  6. Fremont, CA (9.75%)
  7. Chicago, IL (9.75%)

Major metropolitan areas with lowest combined sales tax

  1. Portland, OR (0%)
  2. Anchorage (0%)
  3. Honolulu, HI (4.5%)
  4. Arlington, VA (5.0%)
  5. Chesapeake, VA (5.0%)
  6. Norfolk, VA (5.0%)
  7. Richmond, VA (5.0%)
  8. Virginia Beach, VA (5.0%)