The combined state and average local sales taxes in Wisconsin ranked 43rd highest in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.
The combined state and average local sales taxes in Wisconsin stood at 5.44 percent, the Tax Foundation study found. The statewide sales tax rate is 5 percent, and the average local sales tax rate is 0.44 percent.
State sales taxes are in place in 45 states, while local sales taxes exist in 38 states, according to the analysis.
The states with no statewide sales taxes are Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon. Localities in Alaska, however, have the power to enact sales taxes, according to the foundation.