Charlie Brennan

How Do St. Louis Sales Taxes Compare With The Rest Of The Country?

Charlie Brennan
April 25, 2018 - 11:11 am
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The St. Louis Zoo is asking voters in November to increase the sales tax in St. Louis County by 1/8 cent per dollar.  Regardless of the merits of the proposal, it’s important to examine the current sales tax and compare it to other parts of the region and United States.  I asked listeners of “The Charlie Brennan Show” to send me their receipts.  Here’s what I got (figures from St. Louis City and St. Louis County are in bold):

Mini Mart -- Glasgow, KY -- 0%

Rite Aid Pharmacy (food) -- Beverly Hills, CA -- 0%

Lindy’s Grocery -- Washington, IL -- 1%          

Hudson News (food) -- Lambert Airport -- 4.225%

Shop N Save -- St. Peters, MO -- 4.85%

Arby’s -- Burlington, CO --  4.9%

Walmart -- Naples, FL -- 6.00%

HMS Host -- Ft. Lauderdale Airport -- 6.22%

Dirt Cheap -- Fenton, MO (Jefferson County) -- 6.3%

Costco -- Bountiful, Utah -- (3% for food; 6.95% for books)

Hudson News -- Orlando, FL Airport -- 6.50%

Taco Bell -- Limon, CO -- 6.9%

Walgreens -- Tampa, FL -- 7.00%

Walmart -- Wiggins, MS -- 7.00%

Cool Beans Coffee -- Cocoa Beach, FL -- 7.01%

Uncle Bub’s -- Westmont, IL -- 7.5%

McDonald’s -- Lakewood, CO -- 7.55%

General Store -- Henderson, NV -- 7.8%

Panera -- Springfield, IL -- 8.5%

McDonald’s -- Independence, MO -- 8.7%

Bread and Butter Rest -- Poplar Bluff, MO -- 8.7%

Jacob’s Pickles -- New York, NY -- 8.88%

Upright Brew House -- New York, NY -- 8.90%   

Dick’s Sporting Goods -- Chesterfield, MO -- 8.9%

Chik-fil-A -- Willowbrook, IL -- 9.00%

Popeyes -- Wiggins, MS -- 9.03%

Walmart -- Fenton, MO (STL County) -- 9.11%

Office Depot -- Richmond Heights, MO -- 9.11%

Half ‘n Half Restaurant -- Clayton, MO -- 9.11%

Osteria Pronto -- Indianapolis, IN -- 9.27%

UCLA Food Service -- Los Angeles, CA -- 9.46%

Original Pancake House -- Ladue, MO -- 9.91%

Chris’ At the Docket -- St. Louis, MO -- 10.01%

Barrachina Restaurant -- San Juan, PR --11.5%

Starbucks on Grand Ave -- St. Louis, MO -- 13.2%

The receipts show the sales tax rates from St. Louis City and County are among the highest in the United StatesFeel free to send more receipts to [email protected]