The Economics of Sales Tax

MULTISTATE: According to the 2017 COST State and Local Business Tax Burden Study, more than $724 billion was paid in state and local taxes signifying a .9% increase from the previous year. This growth is attributable to property and sales taxes paid by businesses. Businesses pay more in property and sales tax than any other tax.

Top 5 states for State/Local Tax Collections FY’16

Sales ax is the largest tax paid by businesses for state taxes. It accounts for 31.9% of all state taxes. 34 of the 45 states with a state sales tax experienced an increase in collection in 2016. Washington, New York and California had increases over $350 million. When reviewing sales tax on a state and local level, it is the second largest tax paid by businesses behind property taxes. It accounts for 21.3% of the total state tax collections.

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