# Sales Tax Calculator: Charge (Add) the Tax to Listed (Before Tax) Prices, Calculate Final Tax Inclusive Purchase, Answer, Formula and Explanation

## Latest Sales Tax charged prices

 Charge 5.5% sales tax to the price of 72 dollars May 19 18:17 UTC (GMT) Charge 7.15% sales tax to the price of 151.99 dollars May 19 18:17 UTC (GMT) Charge 7.2% sales tax to the price of 1,562 dollars May 19 18:17 UTC (GMT) Charge 8% sales tax to the price of 45.29 dollars May 19 18:17 UTC (GMT) Charge 7.2% sales tax to the price of 50.19 dollars May 19 18:16 UTC (GMT) Charge 6.95% sales tax to the price of 29.44 dollars May 19 18:16 UTC (GMT) Charge 7.6% sales tax to the price of 45 dollars May 19 18:15 UTC (GMT) Charge 7.1% sales tax to the price of 4.49 dollars May 19 18:13 UTC (GMT) Charge 8.6% sales tax to the price of 366 dollars May 19 18:12 UTC (GMT) Charge 7.5% sales tax to the price of 290 dollars May 19 18:12 UTC (GMT) Charge 6.75% sales tax to the price of 77.19 dollars May 19 18:12 UTC (GMT) Charge 8.6% sales tax to the price of 368 dollars May 19 18:12 UTC (GMT) Charge 7.65% sales tax to the price of 543.9 dollars May 19 18:11 UTC (GMT) All Sales Tax charged prices

## Sales Tax Amount and Sales Tax Rate

### What is the "Sales Tax"? What is the "Sales Tax Rate"?

• A sales tax is a consumption tax imposed by states, counties or/and cities and municipalities on the sale of goods and services.
• The sales tax is paid by the final consumer to the retailer at the point of sale as a percentage of the selling price of the sold good or service.
• This percentage, called the Sales Tax Rate, varies from state to state, in California for example there is a general sales tax rate of around 6%.

### Formulas: How to calculate the total final price of a good or service? How to charge the sales tax to the selling price?

• "Sales tax amount" = "Sales tax rate%" × "Price without sales tax"
• "Sales tax charged price"
• = "Price without sales tax" + "Sales tax amount"
• = "Price without sales tax" + "Sales tax rate%" × "Price without sales tax"
• = (1 + "Sales tax rate%") × "Price without sales tax"

### Example on how to calculate the Sales Tax

• Let's say that a person who lives in an area where the sales tax rate is 5% bought some cider for \$50 dollars, then that person would have to pay a total of:
• 5% × \$50 = 5/100 × \$50 = \$250/100 = \$2.5 dollars in sales tax.
• And the total bill containing the sales tax would be in the end: \$50 dollars + \$2.5 dollars = \$52.5 dollars.