Controller's Office

Sales Tax

Idaho State Sales Tax is collected on a variety of sales, including, but not limited to, the sale of tangible personal property and admission charges. These items may include the sale of T-shirts and baked goods, as well as tickets to a sporting event or concert. For details on what sales are considered taxable, please contact Kirstin Jeppsen ext 2350. 

The current Idaho State sales tax rate is 6%.  The Nez Perce County 0.5% local option sales tax, which has been in effect since October 1, 2004, will no longer be collected after September 30, 2014.  As a result, the new sales tax charged on sales in Nez Perce Co. or on sales where delivery takes place in Nez Perce Co. effective October 1, 2014 is 6%.

Lewis-Clark State College is exempt from sales tax purchases made by the College; however, we must collect sales tax when we are selling items.  Please include this additional tax when planning fundraisers, ticket sales, and other taxable sale items.

Below is the formula to calculate the taxable sale amount and the sales tax IF the sales tax is included in the sale price. To calculate the sales tax divide your sale price by 1.06 for the amount you would keep.  The difference is the sales tax.

Tax rate for sales in Nez Perce County - effective October 1, 2014 -

$20.00 / 1.06 = $18.87

$20 T-shirt sale - $18.87 for you = $1.13 sales tax

To confirm: multiply $18.87 (taxable sale) by 6% (sales tax rate) = $1.13


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