2016 Fairfield, Connecticut Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax - Fairfield
|Tax Jurisdiction||Sales Tax|
|Connecticut State Sales Tax||6.35%|
|County Sales Tax||N/A|
|City Sales Tax||N/A|
|Special Sales Tax||N/A|
|Combined Sales Tax||6.35% [Is this data incorrect?]|
The Fairfield, Connecticut sales tax is 6.35% , the same as the Connecticut state sales tax. While many other states allow counties and other localities to collect a local option sales tax, Connecticut does not permit local sales taxes to be collected.
- The Fairfield Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Fairfield
- Groceries are exempt from the Fairfield and Connecticut state sales taxes
- Fairfield collects a 0% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Connecticut law
- Fairfield has a higher sales tax than 100% of Connecticut's other cities and counties
Fairfield Connecticut Sales Tax Exemptions
In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Fairfield doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Connecticut state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.
Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Connecticut's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Fairfield.
Fairfield Sales Tax Calculator
All merchants operating in Fairfield must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services . For more details, see the Connecticut sales tax.
Fairfield Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes
The Fairfield sales tax region partially or fully covers 3 zip codes in Connecticut. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Connecticut here
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- Learn more about the Connecticut sales tax
- View Connecticut sales taxes by county
- Fairfield sales tax rate map (by SalesTaxHandbook)
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