How to Find Sales Tax Rates

by eHow Contributor, studioD

If you own a business, chances are, you have to pay sales or use tax to your state. There are two components of this tax: state and local. Because local taxes vary a lot within the state and also change from time to time, it's a good idea to check the tax rates frequently. Here is how you can find out how much you have to pay.

For a quick list of state sales tax rates look for a link in the resource section below. This is provided by Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA), and you might also find some other useful info at that website.

For detailed info of state and local tax rates, go to the website of the tax collection agency for your state. A link to the page with links to the agencies for all states is provided in the resource section below.

At the tax collection agency website for your state, look for a link designated sales/use tax. Be sure to read any instructions and check frequently asked questions for any specific rules for your state.

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