What is the statewide sales and use tax rate?

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What is the statewide sales and use tax rate?

The statewide sale and use tax rate is currently 7.25%*

  • 3.937% goes to the general fund
  • .25% goes to pay off 2004 economic recovery bonds
  • .50% goes to pay for local criminal justice programs
  • .50% goes to local health and social services programs
  • 1.0625% is allocated to local government
  • .25% goes to county transportation
  • .75% goes to city or county operations
  • *Rates may change