The Georgia (GA) state sales tax rate is currently 4%, ranking 40th-highest in the U.S. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 9%. The average local rate is 3.23%. The average combined tax rate is 7.23%, ranking 19th in the US.
Local taxes apply to both intra-state and inter-state transactions.
Use tax is tax imposed on non-exempt items purchased at retail outside of Georgia. Georgia taxpayers are required to accrue and remit the tax if goods are delivered into Georgia and sales tax is not charged by the out-of-state seller.
In Georgia, food and food ingredients are exempt from state sales and use tax but are subject to local sales taxes. Prescription drugs, hearing aids, prosthetic device, and prescribed medical equipment are exempt from state sales tax.
Georgia participates in the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP).