Tennessee no longer has the second highest sales tax rate in the country. It's now the highest - if only slightly.
That designation before July 1st belonged to Louisiana, which had and average local and state sales tax of 10-point-oh-two percent. However, the state tax in Louisiana went down slightly with the start of the new fiscal year, which left Tennessee leading the pack.
The average in Tennessee is nine-point-four-six percent. Louisiana is now at nine-point-four-five percent.