STC provides merchants with the data and tools to determine the correct tax
sales and use taxes in over 7,000 states, counties, and cities.
Highlight on Sales Taxes: A Steep Rise in Changes to Sales Tax Rates
Tax Rate CalculationSTC offers three types of service to
determine sales taxes:
- Manual—Subscribers may use either
our online calculator or desktop calculator to calculate sales tax rates and
amounts. Here is the online form to try:
Each subscription level is good for up to one year and for up
to the number of calculations subscribed, after which time or number of
calculations you will be asked to select a new subscription level going
forward. There is no setup fee for the Manual subscriptions—simply
select the desired subscription level below after signing up on our web site!
|$ 20 per year for up to
|$ 30 per year for up to
|$ 40 per year for up to
|$ 55 per year for up to
|$ 75 per year for up to
|$120 per year for up to
|$190 per year for up to
|$300 per year for up to
|$480 per year for up to
|$770 per year for up to
- Sales Tax Data—STC offers
regularly updated data files with sales and use tax rates by ZIP code for the
entire United States, as follows:
|$2,045 per year for
|four quarterly updates
|$3,055 per year for
|twelve monthly updates
The data format is a simple, fixed-length text file containing approximately
40,000 U.S. ZIP Codes, one record for each including the ZIP code,
state abbreviation, county name, city name, and the general sales and use tax rates for the state, county, and city levels.
The county level may include any regional or district taxes that have been added in that area.
(see data file format, the license agreement, and a sample file)
The periodic updates include two files--the first with one record per ZIP code and the second with possibly multiple records per ZIP code enumerating the various names and rates that might apply within each ZIP code.
After subscribing, you will receive periodic notices sent to the email address registered with
your account with instructions for where to download the updated and complete file from our FTP
site and the current password to unlock the compressed ZIP file.
We do not have nor can provide any historical data, and under no circumstances do we give out our data for "free" for any requests for "research".
- Automated—Merchants wanting to
perform automated or programmatic calculations will need to integrate our TaxCalc software interface module that will connect
your business system directly to our servers to calculate rates. The
license to use an automated interface that connects to our servers costs $375
and also requires a minimum annual subscription which starts at $190 per year for up to 3,600
calculations (1st year included with the license fee), with expanded subscription levels as follows:
In either case, the tax rates are calculated in real-time with an SSL
connection to our high-speed, secure servers so the results are always 100%
current and accurate.
| $ 190 per year for up to
| $ 300 per year for up to
| $ 480 per year for up to
| $ 770 per year for up to
|$1,230 per year for up to
|$1,970 per year for up to
|$3,150 per year for up to
The first step is to signup!
Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions or
submit your question.