If you are shopping in Tennessee or Arkansas, you pay the highest combined state and local tax rates in the country.

Those are the findings of a mid year report by Washington, DC-based Tax Foundation.

Tennessee’s average sales tax rated was 9.44 percent., while Arkansas’ is 9.18 percent.

Mississippi ranked 19th on the list at 7 percent, while Alabama ranks 6 at 8.48 percent.

According to the report, Mississippi had the lowest non-zero local tax rate at 0.004 percent, based on the fact Tupelo has a 0.25 percent local sales tax, the only such tax in the state.

The Tax Foundation says 12 states do not allow local sales taxes, and five states have no sales tax.

Alaska ranked lowest on the list with an average of 1.68 percent.


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