Tax rates — This graphic shows the highest meals tax rates among major metropolitan areas. All of the rates listed are state and local taxes combined. Lynchburg’s 2013 budget proposal would increase the tax to 12.5 percent.

Of the 50 cities on the Tax Foundation’s list, all but 17 have meals tax rates below 9 percent, including New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia and Boston. The city with the lowest meals tax was Milwaukee with 5.65 percent. Source: Tax Foundation
Graphic by Elliot Mosher

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