Sales Tax Rate In $locality Pennsylvania 2016 Allentown, Pennsylvania Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Allentown

ALLENTOWN Sales Tax Rate


2016 Allentown sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Pennsylvania State Sales Tax 6.00%
County Sales Tax N/A
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 6.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Allentown, Pennsylvania sales tax is 6.00% , the same as the Pennsylvania state sales tax. While many other states allow counties and other localities to collect a local option sales tax, Pennsylvania does not permit local sales taxes to be collected.

  • The Allentown Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Allentown
  • Groceries and clothing are exempt from the Allentown and Pennsylvania state sales taxes
  • Allentown collects a 0% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Pennsylvania law
  • Allentown has a lower sales tax than 66.7% of Pennsylvania's other cities and counties

Allentown Pennsylvania Sales Tax Exemptions

ALLENTOWN - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Allentown doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most clothing and groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Pennsylvania 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. Pennsylvania's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Allentown.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:TAX EXEMPT Prepared Food:6% Prescription Drugs:0% Non-Prescription Drugs:0%

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All merchants operating in Allentown 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 Pennsylvania Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Pennsylvania sales tax.

Allentown Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Allentown sales tax region partially or fully covers 9 zip codes in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania here

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