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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hawaii GE Tax Hits 105.08% of Personal Income
By Tax Foundation @ 3:18 AM :: 4502 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, 2019

From Tax Foundation, January 30, 2019 (excerpts)

Combined Rates

Five states do not have statewide sales taxes: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Of these, Alaska allows localities to charge local sales taxes.[1]

The five states with the highest average combined state and local sales tax rates are Tennessee (9.47 percent), Louisiana (9.45 percent), Arkansas (9.43 percent), Washington (9.17 percent), and Alabama (9.14 percent). The five states with the lowest average combined rates are Alaska (1.43 percent), Hawaii (4.41 percent), Wyoming (5.36 percent), Wisconsin (5.44 percent), and Maine (5.50 percent).

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The sales taxes in Hawaii, New Mexico, and South Dakota have broad bases that include many business-to-business services….

Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, but it taxes many products multiple times and, by one estimate, ultimately taxes 105.08 percent of the state’s personal income.[18] This base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax applies to 34.25 percent of personal income.[19]

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