What Were Some of the Highest Local Sales Tax Rates in 2015?

What Were Some of the Highest Local Sales Tax Rates in 2015?

Large U.S. cities with the highest sales tax rates as of 2015 include four Alabama cities: Birmingham, Macon, Mobile and Montgomery, according to the Tax Foundation. All four cities have a sales tax rate of 10 percent. The rate in Chicago is 10.25 percent, as of January 1, 2016.

Four cities in Tennessee have a sales tax rate of 9.25 percent: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville. Tennessee has no state income tax, and it relies on sales taxes for much of its revenue, notes the Tax Foundation. Fayetteville, Arkansas, has a 9.75 percent rate, and the Washington cities of Seattle and Tacoma have a 9.5 percent rate.