How much do we actually pay in sales tax every year?
Sales tax tends to fly under the radar. It can vary depending on what items you purchase, what state you're in, and what city you're in. Whenever you see it show up on a bill or receipt it can appear to be a relatively small, innocuous number. So how much are we actually spending per year on sales tax?
According to research commissioned by Ladder and conducted by OnePoll Americans spend $18,000 per year on non-essential items. Given that sales tax generally applies to non-essential items, how much does this sales tax amount to in a given year in different locales across the U.S.?