Analysis: Ohio posted 14th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018


Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Ohio ranked No. 14 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Ohio has a state sales tax rate of 5.75 percent. The amount it collects per-capita in sales taxes is $1,052, the study by policy analyst Katherine Loughead said.

Five states – Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire, Delaware and Alaska – have no sales tax. And most states that tax sales place levies only on products, while other states tax services as well, the Tax Foundation post says.

The analysis points out that although Colorado has the lowest state sales tax in the nation and takes in a relatively small amount of revenue per capita from its sales tax, the average local sales tax in that state is 4.62 percent. If state and local sales tax revenues were combined, Colorado would be in the middle of the ranking, the study says.

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Which states have the highest per-capita sales tax collections?

RankState State Sales Tax Rate  Sales Tax per Capita
1Hawaii 4.00%$2,244
2Washington6.50%$1,862
3Nevada6.85%$1,451
4North Dakota5.00%$1,346
5Texas6.25%$1,151
6South Dakota4.50%$1,124
7Kansas6.50%$1,114
8Arkansas6.50%$1,109
9Mississippi7.00%$1,105
10Indiana7.00%$1,101
11Wyoming4.00%$1,097
12Florida6.00%$1,079
13Tennessee7.00%$1,054
14Ohio5.75%$1,052
15Connecticut6.35%$1,046
16New Jersey 6.63%$1,032
17Maine5.50%$1,022
18Minnesota6.88%$1,011
19Iowa6.00%$1,010
20New Mexico5.13%$1,000
21California 7.25%$997
22Arizona5.60%$964
23Nebraska5.50%$935
24Idaho6.00%$928
25Michigan6.00%$922
26Rhode Island7.00%$921
27Massachusetts6.25%$892
28Wisconsin5.00%$876
29Pennsylvania6.00%$799
30Kentucky6.00%$781
31Maryland6.00%$748
32North Carolina4.75%$708
33Illinois6.25%$707
34West Virginia6.00%$704
35Utah 5.95%$684
36New York4.00%$682
37Louisiana4.45%$680
38South Carolina6.00%$659
39Oklahoma4.50%$630
40Vermont6.00%$596
41Missouri4.23%$581
42Alabama4.00%$534
43Georgia4.00%$531
44Colorado2.90%$514
45Virginia5.30%$467
Source: Tax Foundation

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