What is the new car tag title tax in my state?

The grid below outlines the new car use and sales tax for each state.

Before you jump in, note that the method used to determine your sales tax varies from state to state. Most often, you’ll pay a percentage of the new car’s price; however, some states – and even the towns, cities, and counties within the states – will use different methods.

Also note that in addition to sales tax, new car costs generally include additional fees such as title and registration costs and any license plate transfer costs. You might even need to pay a use tax; some states charge use tax in instances when you don’t have to pay a sales tax.

You’ll want to check with your state motor vehicle agency not only to make sure the taxes haven’t changed and to get specific details about determining the sales tax amount, but also to get the complete lowdown on all fees and taxes associated with your new car tag title tax in your area.

Alabama 2% for state; up to 0.5% for county; up to 1.5% for city.
Alaska Varies by vehicle and even community. Contact your motor vehicle agency.
Arizona 5.6% for state; up to 0.7% for county; up to 2.5% for city.
Arkansas 6%-7%
California 6.25% for state; 1.5% for county/city; up to 1.75% for districts.
Colorado 2.9% for state; up to 5% for county; up to 5% for city/local.
Connecticut 6%
Delaware 3.75%
Florida 6%; up to 1.5% on first $5,000 for county.
Georgia 4% for state; 2%-3% for local.
Hawaii Varies by vehicle and even community. Contact your motor vehicle agency.
Idaho 6% (minus any trade-in value)
Illinois 6.25% for state; .25%-.75% for county; 1.25% for the City of Chicago.
Indiana 7%
Iowa 5%
Kansas 6.3%-7.65%; up to 1% for local.
Kentucky 6%
Louisiana 4% for state; parish and municipality taxes vary. Contact your motor vehicle agency.
Maine 5% for state; for town, you must multiple your vehicle's MSRP by an assigned mil rate. Contact your motor vehicle agency.
Maryland 6% excise tax
Massachusetts 5%
Michigan 6%
Minnesota 6.5%
Mississippi 3%-5%
Missouri 4.225%; up to 4.5% for local.
Montana No longer charges sales tax; may be responsible for 1.4% annual motor vehicle value tax and/or county option tax.
Nebraska 5.5%; up to 1.5% for local.
Nevada 7.75%
New Hampshire No sales tax in the state; contact your town/city clerk for fee details.
New Jersey 7%
New Mexico 3%
New York To get the sales tax due, multiple purchase price by area's tax rate. Tax rates are up to 8.875%.
North Carolina 3%
North Dakota 5%
Ohio 5.5% for state; up to 2% for county.
Oklahoma 3.25%
Oregon No sales tax in the state; contact your motor vehicle agency for fee details.
Pennsylvania 6%-8%
Rhode Island 7%
South Carolina 5% for state (maximum of $300)
South Dakota 3%
Tennessee 7% sales tax  (maximum of $36 for county and $44 for state)
Texas 6.25%
Utah 6.80%
Vermont 6%
Virginia 3%
Washington 0.3%
West Virginia 5%
Wisconsin 5% for state; up to 0.5% for county; up to 0.1% for stadium.
Wyoming Varies depending on location. Contact your motor vehicle agency.
Washington DC Up to 8%

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