Forty-five states collect a sales tax — and 38 of them, including Ohio, allow local governments to impose a sales tax of their own.
According to a new map by the Tax Foundation, Ohio’s combined state-local average sales tax rate is 7.17%. That’s 21st highest nationally and higher than any of Ohio’s neighboring states. Ohio’s state sales tax rate of 5.75% is around the U.S. average, coming in at 27th highest. 1/15/2020