Which states have no sales tax?


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As of 2014, there are four U.S. states that do not impose a sales tax on consumers: Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon. While Alaska does not impose a state sales tax, city governments do have the right to impose some sales tax there, meaning the average Alaskan retail shopper pays about 1.69 percent in sales tax.

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Which states have no sales tax?
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While sales tax generates income and allows state governments to function, it has been criticized for placing a financial burden on the lowest income earners by making retail products more expensive. It's also important to remember that zero state sales tax does not necessarily translate to a low overall tax burden for state residents. Oregon residents, for example, tend to pay high income tax rates.

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