CHART: State Sales Taxes on Magazines and Newspapers

 

Newsstand

     Subscription

Newsstand

    Subscription

AL

yes

yes

yes

yes

AK

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

AZ

yes

yes

yes

yes

AR

yes

no

no

no

CA

yes

no

yes

yes

CO

yes

yes

no

no

CT

yes

no

no

no

DC

yes

yes

yes

yes

DE

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

FL1

yes

no

yes

no

GA

yes

yes

yes

yes

HI2

yes

yes

yes

yes

ID

yes

yes

yes

yes

IL

no

no

no

no

IN

yes

yes

no

no

IA

yes

yes

no

no

KS

yes

yes

yes

yes

KY

yes

yes

yes

yes

LA

yes

yes

yes

yes

ME

no

no

no

no

MD3

yes

yes

yes

yes

MA

no

no

no

no

MI

no

no

no

no

MN

yes

no

no

no

MS

yes

no

no

no

MO

yes

yes

yes

yes

MT

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

NE

yes

yes

no

no

NV

yes

yes

no

no

NH

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

NJ

yes4

no

no

no

NM

yes

yes

no

no

NY

no

no

no

no

NC8

yes

no

yes

no

ND

yes

no

no

no

OH

yes

no5

no

no

OK

no

no

no

no

OR

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

no sales tax

PA

yes

no

no

no

RI

yes

yes

no

no

SC

yes

yes

no

no

SD

yes

yes

no

no

TN

yes

yes

no

no

TX

yes

no6

no

no

UT

yes

yes

no

no

VT

yes

yes

no

no

VA

yes

no

yes

no

WA

yes

yes

no

no

WV

yes

yes

yes

no

WI

yes

no

no

no

WY

yes

no

no

no

PR7

yes

yes

yes

yes

NOTES

1.  Florida: Sales tax for magazine and newspaper subscriptions repealed March 1, 1997.

2.  Hawaii: Hawaii has no sales tax, but magazines and newspapers pay excise tax.

3.  Maryland: Free newspapers are exempt.

4.  New Jersey: Effective October 1, 2006.

5.  Ohio: No sales tax for magazines mailed with periodicals class permit.

6.  Texas: No sales tax for magazines mailed with periodicals class permit.

7.  Commonwealth of Puerto Rico:  Sales tax effective November 15, 2006.

8.  North Carolina: May be challenged in 2013                                                                 

Updated August 2012