The states with the ten highest state taxes in order from the top down are: Tennessee (9.41%), California (9.06%), Washington (8.78%), Oklahoma (8.44%), Louisiana (8.43%), Illinois (8.4%), New York (8.7%), North Carolina (8.07%), Arizona (7.92% – but if voters approve a 1% increase Arizona will become the 3rd highest state) and Arkansas (7.79%).  For the sales tax rates of the rest of the fifty states, see the chart prepared by The Tax Foundation.  See also Forbes‘ ‘Don’t Buy Here“on high sales taxes.  For more articles about sales taxes by The Tax Foundation, go here.