Sales Tax Calculator

Sales tax is a consumption-based tax imposed on consumers at the point of final purchase of a commodity or service. The indirect nature of the tax means that the burden of the tax falls on the consumer, but it is collected and paid to the government by the seller.

The most common sort of sales tax in the United States is the retail sales tax, which is imposed at the state level. Consumers pay the item’s price plus the sales tax, which is collected by the retailer at the checkout counter and printed on the receipt.