How Illinois Ranks: Sales Taxes

Do you know where Illinois ranks in terms of the highest sales tax rates in the United States? 45 of the 50 states collect statewide sales taxes, as does the District of Columbia.

Illinois’ state sales tax rate is 6.25%, but the Land of Lincoln is one of 38 states that allow counties and municipalities to charge an additional local sales tax.

Among the 50 states, these totals include the combined state and average local sales tax rates in 2014:
  1. Tennesse        9.45%
  2. Arkansas        9.19%
  3. Louisiana       8.89%
  4. Washington    8.88% 
  5. Oklahoma       8.72%
  6. Alabama         8.51%
  7. New York       8.47%
  8. California       8.41%
  9. Arizona          8.17%
  10. Illinois            8.16% 
The highest combined sales tax rate in Illinois is in suburban River Grove, at a whopping 10%.  Click HERE to see the alphabetical list of sales tax rates throughout Illinois by county/municipality.

*Sources: & Tax Foundation