Sales Tax

As you know, sales tax varies from state to state. Each state has a state wide sales tax and a  local sales tax, the state wide tax is always the same across the state, but the local sales tax may vary, depending on what county you’re based in.

The tax rates below are current as at of January 2023. The information on each state’s individual sales tax is taken from Tax Foundation.

States where Brilliant Earth does collect sales tax

Currently, Brilliant Earth collects sales tax on orders shipped to addresses in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

States where Brilliant Earth does not collect sales tax

This means that Brilliant Earth does not collect sales tax in the following states: Delaware, New Hampshire and Oregon.

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State by state guide to Brilliant Earth Sales tax

Brilliant Earth sales tax in Alabama

The state sales tax is 4% and the average local sales tax rate is 5.22%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 9.22%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 7.50%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 11.50%

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Alaska

There is no state sales tax but the average local sales tax rate is 1.76%. However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 7.50%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Arizona

The state sales tax is 5.60% and the average local sales tax rate is 2.80%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 8.40%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 5.60%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 11.20%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Arkansas

The state sales tax is 6.50% and the average local sales tax rate is 3.01%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 9.51%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 5.125%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 11.625%

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in California

The state sales tax is 7.25% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.43%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 8.68%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2.50%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 9.75%

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Colorado

The state sales tax is 2.90% and the average local sales tax rate is 4.82%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 7.72%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 8.30%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 11.20%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in the District of Columbia (Washington D.C)

The state sales tax is 6% but here’s no local state tax, which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in D.C is 6%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Connecticut

The state sales tax is 6.35% but here’s no local state tax, which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in Connecticut is 6.35%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Georgia

The state sales tax is 4% and the average local sales tax rate is 3.32%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 7.32%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 4.90%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8.90 %.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Hawaii

The state sales tax is 4% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.44%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 4.44%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 0.50%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 4.50%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Idaho

The state sales tax is 6% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.03%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.03%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 3%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 9%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Illinois

The state sales tax is 6.25% and the average local sales tax rate is 2.57%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 8.82%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 9.75%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 16%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Indiana

The state sales tax is 7% but here’s no local state tax. Which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in Indiana is 7%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Iowa

The state sales tax is 6% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.94%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.94%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 1%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 7%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Kansas

The state sales tax is 6.5% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.94%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.94%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 1%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 7.5%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Kentucky

The state sales tax is 6% but here’s no local state tax. Which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in Kentucky is 6%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Louisiana

The state sales tax is 4.45% and the average local sales tax rate is 5.07%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 9.52%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 7%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 11.45%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Maine

The state sales tax is 5.5% but here’s no local state tax, which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in Maine is 5.5%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Maryland

The state sales tax is 6% but here’s no local state tax. Which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in Maryland is 6%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Massachusetts

The state sales tax is 6.25% but here’s no local state tax, which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in Massachusetts is 6.25%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Michigan

The state sales tax is 6% but here’s no local state tax, which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in Michigan is 6%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Minnesota

The state sales tax is 6.87% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.59%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 7.46%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8.87%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Mississippi

The state sales tax is 7% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.07%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 7.07%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 1%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Nebraska

The state sales tax is 5.50% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.44%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.94%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2.50%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Nevada

The state sales tax is 6.85% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.38%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 8.23%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 1.53%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8.38%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in New Jersey

The state sales tax is 6.625%  and the average local sales tax rate is -0.03% (this anomaly is thanks to Salem County which is not subject to the state rate, and has a local rate of 3.3125%) which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.60%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 3.313%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 9.938%

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in New Mexico

The state sales tax is 5.125% and the average local sales tax rate is 2.71%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 7.83%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 4.313%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 9.438%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in New York

The state sales tax is 4% and the average local sales tax rate is 4.52%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 8.52%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 4.875%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8.875%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in North Carolina

The state sales tax is 4.75% and the average local sales tax rate is 2.23%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.98%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2.75%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 7.5%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in North Dakota

The state sales tax is 5%  and the average local sales tax rate is 1.96%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.96 %.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 3.50%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8.50%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Ohio

The state sales tax is 5.75% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.48%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 7.23%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2.25%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Oklahoma

The state sales tax is 4.5% and the average local sales tax rate is 4.45%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 8.95%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 7%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 11.5%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Pennsylvania

The state sales tax is 6% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.34%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.34%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Rhode Island

The state sales tax is 7% but here’s no local state tax. Which means the most you’ll ever pay for sales tax in Rhode Island is 7%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in South Carolina

The state sales tax is 6% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.46%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 7.46%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 3%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 9%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in South Dakota

The state sales tax is 4.5% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.9%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.4%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 4.5%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 9%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Tennessee

The state sales tax is 7% and the average local sales tax rate is 2.55%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 9.55%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2.75%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 9.75%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Texas

The state sales tax is 6.25% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.94%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 8.19%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 8.25%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Utah

The state sales tax is 6.1% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.09%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 7.19%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2.95%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 9.05 %.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Vermont

The state sales tax is 6% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.24%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.24%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 1%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 7%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Virginia

The state sales tax is 5.3% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.43%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 5.73%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 0.7%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 6%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Washington

The state sales tax is 6.5% and the average local sales tax rate is 2.73%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 9.23%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 4%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 10.5%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in West Virginia

The state sales tax is 6% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.5%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 6.5%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 1%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 7%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Wisconsin

The state sales tax is 5% and the average local sales tax rate is 0.43%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 5.43%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 1.75%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 6.75%.

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Brilliant Earth sales tax in Wyoming

The state sales tax is 4% and the average local sales tax rate is 1.33%, which brings the combined sales tax rate to 5.33%.

However the local sales tax rate can be as high as 2%, which would mean the maximum combined sales tax could be 6%.

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Brilliant Earth will charge you the correct amount of tax

Brilliant Earth calculates the tax for you in the shopping cart, and it’s will be included in the total amount you have to pay. This is made transparent in the cart totals and you’ll be able to see this after you enter in a shipping address.

brilliant earth sales tax checkout

As we detail in our review of Brilliant Earth, transparency is a core value for them, so they ensure that you are fully aware of the total cost of your ring.

Is there any way you can avoid paying tax?

To avoid paying sales tax when buying from Brilliant Earth, you’d need to either live in Delaware, New Hampshire or Oregon, or know someone that lives in those states and get the ring sent to them, and then get them to send it to you.

If you wanted to pay less tax, you could get the ring mailed to another state that has a lower tax rate. If you have time up your sleeve this might be worth your while.

Or, if you are in the military, you may be able to pay take advantage of the Brilliant Earth Military Discount and pay reduced tax, depending on where you are posted.