Tennessee ranks highest among all 50 states in a new study of state and local sales taxes released today by The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization.
Tennessee has the highest combined state and local sales tax rate with an average of 9.43 percent, according to the study.
Arizona is the next highest at 9.12 percent. Rounding out the five highest states are Louisiana (8.86 percent), Washington (8.83 percent) and Oklahoma (8.68 percent).
Tennessee shoppers will get a break from nation’s highest sales tax rate this weekend with the annual state sales tax holiday Friday through Sunday.