Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services)

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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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We sure do.  I live in CALIFORNIA.  We also have local tax in my area making the total tax 9.25%. 

Aug 18, 2019 07:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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taxachusetts?  yes....6.25%....

Aug 18, 2019 07:18 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Washington has a 6.5% sales tax but no income tax.  I prefer a sales tax over an income tax. It's impossible to cheat the system with deductions. You pay for what you buy.  I wish our Federal income tax system would be replaced by a National sales tax.  Then those who don't report income (or cheat the system in other ways) still pay for what they buy.  

Aug 18, 2019 08:03 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Of course, it's California!

Aug 18, 2019 09:15 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
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Yes we do...it's 8.625%

Aug 18, 2019 09:09 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I believe Oregon is the only other state without a sales tax.  We have high every other tax, but no sales tax.

Aug 18, 2019 07:36 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

We have sales tax around 10% but less for food.

Aug 18, 2019 07:33 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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We do, but I am in an unincorporated area of Mohave County so we do not have any city taxes and our sales tax is lower than the municipalities. 5.85%. Important for merchants and their customers to know. The cities are higher and Bullhead City's is 7.85%

Aug 18, 2019 07:20 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Ohio does have a sales tax and it can vary depending on county/city.

There's a real estate transfer tax also that varies county to county.  Most counties in my market it's $3 per $1000 of sales price.

Aug 18, 2019 07:05 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Yes and our new legislature has made it applicable to service fees. We now pay sales tax on labor. They tried to apply it to real estate commissions but backed off. They will try again.

Aug 18, 2019 07:04 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Yep! This weekend was a sales-tax-free weekend as you shared.

Aug 19, 2019 02:39 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We do and we are currently at 7.25%. 

Aug 18, 2019 10:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I'm in California and I believe there is a "fee" just for thinking of another tax or stream of revenue enhancement that any number of people within the boundaries  of the state, most counties and nearly all cities can imagine.  After all, we are The Golden State for a reason.  

Aug 18, 2019 09:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I think there are some, but their other taxes are sky high.  Nevada doesn't have income tax, for example, but they have one heck of a hotel tax from what I hear.

 

California still has sales tax.  Ventura County (where I'm at) is 7.5% while my neighbor to the east, and a 10 minute drive, Los Angeles County is over 9.5%

People used to drive here to buy cars, until the state changed sales tax on cars to cout for the county of residence not the county of purchase.

Aug 18, 2019 09:12 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, we do... and an income tax... and a personal property tax... and a service fee tax... and of course property taxes. But compared to my taxes in NY State I don't complain about NC taxes.

Aug 18, 2019 08:21 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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We have high property tax and 8.25% sales tax; however,  no state income tax.

Aug 18, 2019 07:17 AM
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Yes, our state sales tax is 6%, but we have an additional .5% for schools in my county, so 6.5%

We have tax-free days around the beginning of school for school supplies, clothes, etc.  We also have tax-free days around the beginning of hurricane season to buy hurricane supplies.

We do not have a state income tax.

Aug 18, 2019 11:45 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Yes, we have

Aug 18, 2019 11:32 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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In CT we have a tax on everything. Sales tax is just a given. I just paid about a grand in taxes for our two cars for 2019. I paid the sales tax when I bought them & then I get to pay taxes on them every year I have them registered here in CT. We just put a sales tax on Plastic Bags so now you can pay .10 per bag everytime you go shopping. There is of course, property tax, that's a fun one! and don't forget State Income Tax!
It's a wonderful time to get out of CT. Join the exodus & make sure you call me to list your home. You won't regret it! Even with the Real Estate Sales Tax, state and local. (And go somewhere they wont tax you to death)

Aug 18, 2019 10:56 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Yes we do BUT  very low low LOW property taxes - and I mean low!

Aug 18, 2019 10:44 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Maryland but of course!

Aug 18, 2019 10:05 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Yes.

Aug 18, 2019 08:02 AM
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Ken Jones
Freehold, NJ

Scott Godzyk I didn't know that NH doesn't have a sales tax.

There is a sales tax of 6.625% in NJ. There's also a 26.3 cents per gallon on gasoline and diesel motor fuels; this equals about 10% on regular grade gasoline (at the moment).

And, in AZ and NY, sales taxes vary by the city; very difficult to deal with when buying high-ticket items such as a car which can add a significant amount to the purchase price.

Aug 18, 2019 06:57 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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8.75% -9+% CA

Aug 18, 2019 06:55 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
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Oregon doesn't have any sales tax - I'm in WA but on the opposite side of the state from Oregon. Our sales tax adds up to a little over 8% which includes a mix of state and local taxes so sales tax varies from county to county, city to city in WA. If I lived in southern WA near the OR border I would probably make the drive to OR for higher end purchases - cars - anything that makes sense to take the time to drive to another state to save X% on sales tax.

Like Carol Williams stated - at least we don't have any state income tax here in WA state and there's no tax on fresh unprepared foods. And a sales tax is in my opinion a better form of taxation compared to income tax. I feel for the states that have both sales tax and income tax.

That said - all the states get their tax dollars one way or another - regardless of the combination of sales tax, income tax, property tax, licensing tax, liquor tax, tabacco tax, gasoline tax, excise taxes (transfer taxes) etc etc.

Aug 19, 2019 07:30 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
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6.5% and low property taxes, especially if your home here is a primary residence in Washington County, Utah...45% tax break!

Aug 19, 2019 04:44 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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OH MAN! Do we ever here in California! The State politicians in Sacramento only know how to tax, take and give back NOTHING!

Aug 18, 2019 05:55 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Scott Godzyk we have state sales tax.

Aug 18, 2019 02:46 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Not only do we have sales tax in California...the state tax of 6% is often just the beginning. Due to other county and local sales taxes, we pay 9.75% where I live.

Aug 18, 2019 02:10 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Chicago has a sales tax of 10.25%. Want bottled water you pay an additional water tax. Liquor can be close to 25% and gas, forget about it!

Aug 18, 2019 01:54 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes and it is over-done with everything else and much undone where needed

Aug 18, 2019 09:40 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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8.75% in our county and less in the county south of us, and more in Los Angeles County, 9.5%...

Aug 18, 2019 09:18 AM
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Bob Crane
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Yes.

Aug 18, 2019 07:23 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Yes, we have sales tax.  Can't get away from it.

Aug 19, 2019 08:05 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Ours in Tennessee is 10% but no state income tax.

Aug 19, 2019 05:37 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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I'm in NY so we have taxes for taxes...! Luckily my daugther is in NH so at least one of us gets some relief. 

Aug 19, 2019 04:48 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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You can bank on it.  We have one free weekend when school starts, otherwise we are taxed on everything

Aug 19, 2019 02:46 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Alaska has no state sales tax but some boroughs do. 

In Homer we have a sales tax but it has a cap at $500.00 so the sales tax on a home is 39.25 if it is $500 or 500,000

We are also a privacy state so the amount the home sales for is not disclosed

We have no income tax either

 

Aug 19, 2019 12:31 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Sure, we do

Aug 18, 2019 06:55 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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Yes

Aug 18, 2019 02:20 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
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Tax tax on tax this is from California we love taxes

Aug 19, 2019 10:08 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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YES

Sales Tax Breakdown

 

District Rate
California State 7.250%
San Diego County 0.500%
San Diego 0.000%
Total 7.750%
   
Aug 19, 2019 09:02 AM
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John Meussner
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I'm in CA.........the list of things that don't get taxed is much shorter than those that do.  Here's a list of things that don't get taxed:

 

Air (for now)

That's all...

Aug 19, 2019 05:46 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Yes we do 8% 

Aug 19, 2019 04:24 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
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As Dan Pittsenbarger and Carol Williams pointed out, we do have sales tax but no income tax. I live close enough to ID that we can go there for large purchases. Gas is quite a bit less in ID as well so I try to fill up when I am over there. I am not close enough that it makes sense to drive and fill up though I have friends that are and we were just talking about sales/income/gas taxes this weekend and which state it would be better to live in.

Aug 19, 2019 12:39 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Yes, and differs from city to city.

Sep 11, 2019 09:14 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Yes are area with state and city like 8%

Aug 23, 2019 09:31 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, in CT it's 6.35%. This week it's pre-school tax free week on items under $100.00.

Aug 21, 2019 04:40 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
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Los Angeles County has an incredibly high sales tax of 8.75%  Our State gas tax is putrid.

Aug 19, 2019 08:41 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Oregon has no sales tax, but they are finding other names for taxes on sales activity. There are lodging taxes for example. And gas tax, liquor tax, cigarette tax, etc, all just added to the retail price to maintain the illusion of no sales tax. And a tax on marijuana (40% in some countries) which is passed by the retailer to the consumer.

Also, OR counties and cities can impose a sales tax, but the state does not. Given the woeful budget of many counties, there have been ballot measures seeking to impose a sales tax on specific transactions, such as food and beverage sales. Such a ballot measure recently failed in Hood River County, but other counties have passed it.

Washington used to let Oregon residents show their driver's license and not pay the WA sales tax at the point of sale. That just changed; Oregon residents now have to request reimbursement from WA the following year. Vancouver, WA car dealers are going to see a decrease in sales activity as a result.

Aug 19, 2019 08:10 PM
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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Sadly in California we have very high sales tax-and it is every day.

Aug 19, 2019 04:39 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Indiana has a 7 percent state sales tax; food and prescription drugs are exempt.  There is no transfer tax on the purchase/sale of a home. 

I would assume the largest sales taxes are paid on the purchases of vehicles.

Most counties and larger cities tack on extra sales taxes for hotel stays and some cities for restaurant sales.

Aug 19, 2019 11:37 AM
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Nina Arakaki
Real Estate and Living (REAL) Hawaii - Pearl City, HI
Our services include staging and photography.

No, but Hawaii does have a general excise tax (4.712%).

Aug 19, 2019 10:57 AM