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Old 01-09-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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Where is the sales tax the lowest in the Austin area? And what is the sales tax rate there, please?
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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5.25% is the base rate for the state of Texas. Cities can add (and usually do) up to an additional 3.00%, for a total of 8.25%. In general, assume that any city has 8.25% and any unincorporated area is 5.25%. The problem is, even out in the county, you have to go into a city and pay their sales tax to buy most things.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:37 PM
 
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Sunset Valley is probably the lowest. I think it's 8.0%. Pretty much every city maxes out the sales tax.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Sunset Valley is interesting in that the sales tax fuels the entire city, almost to the exclusion of other taxes, or so I understand. The huge concentration of big box stores draws an enormous amount of sales and allows the city to keep a slightly lower sales tax and keep the property taxes a bit lower.
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