Tax Foundation

Tennessee has the highest combined sales tax rate in the nation, a new study by the Tax Foundation shows, even as the state’s overall tax burden remains low. Tennessee’s rate of 9.47 percent, a weighted average that takes into account the 7-cent state levy and local rates as high as 2.75 percent, garnered the state […]


Tennessee has the lowest tax burden in the country, according to a Tax Foundation report that compares income to taxes paid by state.


Statement by John G. Stewart, Chair, Tennesseans for Fair Taxation, on the Tax Foundation’s Report on State Tax Rates, Aug. 23, 2010: The Tax Foundation is correct in pointing out that Tennessee has the highest combined state and average local sales tax rate in the country. This means that lower income families pay a far […]