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Average Combined Sales and Use Tax Rate Hits Record High in 2010

March 8, 2011 Comments off

Average Combined Sales and Use Tax Rate Hits Record High in 2010
Source: Vertex

The average combined U.S. sales and use tax rate for 2010 hit a new record average of 9.64 percent, compared to the previous record of 8.63 percent in 2009, according to the annual Sales Tax Rate Report for 2010 issued today by Vertex Inc., the leading provider of corporate enterprise tax solutions.

The combined sales and use tax rate of 9.64 percent, which includes U.S. state, county, local and special purpose tax districts, is the highest level since Vertex began tracking the data in 1982.

As of December 31, 2010:

  • The average state level sales tax rate increased to 5.52 percent, compared to 5.48 percent in 2009.
  • The average county tax rate increased to 1.55 percent, compared to 1.54 percent in 2009.
  • The average city tax rate increased to 1.66 percent, compared to 1.65 percent in 2009.

+ Sales Tax Rate Report (PDF)

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