You can see all the different rates for the states at the TF website. What you won't see is any accounting for sales tax exemptions!According to the Tax Foundation, New Jersey’s 7 percent retail sales tax ranks the state 19th in the country in terms of what’s known as a "transparent" tax – meaning citizens are aware of how much they pay and when. There are no local sales taxes in the Garden State, although there are some localities in Urban Enterprise Zones that are exempt from charging full tax rates on certain purchases. What’s more, New Jersey exempts many types of purchases from sales tax, such as clothing and food.
I guess it never occurred to the TF that there might be a wee bit of difference between a state like Alabama that taxes food sales and a state like NJ that does not. Especially on the working poor.
Remember: the Tax Foundation is the source for Christie's claim that we are the most taxed state in America.
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