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The Graphic Truth: Where are sales taxes the highest?

An infographic showing state and provincial tax rates in the US and Canada

Amid inflationary pressures over the past 18 months that have hurt consumer purchasing power, there has been renewed focus in Canada and the US on taxation rates.

The topic of taxes might not be sexy, but it is certainly political, with conservatives in both countries often blaming liberal politicians for supporting tax rates that they say are further contributing to cost-of-living pressures.

So what’s the tax rate where you live? We look at state and provincial tax rates in the most populous provinces and states in Canada and the US.


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