Tax Foundation

1:50pm

Fri March 21, 2014
Why Pay Less?

Tennessee Ranks #1 In High Sales Tax

This map ranks states by combined average state & local sales tax rates. Tennessee is highest.
Credit Tax Foundation

At 9.45%, Tennessee has the highest combined average state and local sales tax rate, according to a recent report by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation think tank.  In this segment, WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Scott Drenkard, a Tax Foundation economist, about the reason why the foundation collects and publicizes this information.  They also discuss the oft-touted claim that in Tennessee, the sales tax is high, but it's offset by low income tax.

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3:27pm

Tue October 15, 2013
Business

Tax Foundation Ranks Tennessee’s Business Climate In Top 15

Tennessee is ranked #15 for having a business-friendly tax climate, according to the Tax Foundation.
Credit The Tax Foundation

The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization, has ranked the Volunteer State’s business tax climate as the 15th best out of all 50 states.

From a media release:

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