Funny how the only statistic we rank #1 in the nation at is sales tax.  We'll we can't even hold that spot down, which don't get me wrong is a good thing.

So which state took our "Sales Tax Championship Belt", much to the chagrin of their residents?  Tennessee...yep, the Volunteer state.

The Vols have an average state and local combined sales tax rate of 9.46 percent, but rest easy Louisianans, we are still nipping on their heels with a whooping 9.45 percent.

Even though our taxes "went down" we still won't see a change....ugh.

Now I know you're wondering which states have the lowest taxes, let's break it down.

These states have NO state taxes: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Of these, Alaska and Montana allow localities to charge local sales taxes.

States with the lowest combined taxes:  Alaska (1.76 percent), Hawaii (4.35 percent), Wyoming (5.40 percent), Wisconsin (5.42 percent), and Maine (5.5 percent).

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