On this page we are describing the sales taxes in the State of Wyoming, we aim to educate you on the differences that occur throughout the state so you get a better understanding of it in regards to whether you may have:

  • Have taken a new job in the are
  • Applied for a new school
  • Opened a new bank account in the state of Wyoming
  • People who may be unable to find their Social Security Card or have lost it.

What is the lowest and highest sales tax in Wyoming?

In the map of Wyoming that is pictured below there are a total of 23 countries that are within the state. You can go directly to the page and see which area has the highest and lowest sales tax in your county of choice.

Albany Big Horn Campbell Carbon Converse Crook Fremont Goshen Hot Springs Johnson Laramie Lincoln Natrona Niobrara Park Platte Sheridan Sublette Sweetwater Teton Uinta Washakie Weston
The state sales tax for businesses and so forth is a standard rate of 4% which allows the local government to be able to collect up to another 2% on top of this:

  • the average sales tax for the entirety of Wyoming is 5.354%,
  • the highest is within the Albany, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Hot Springs, Johnson, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Teton and Weston County and this equates to 6% sales tax,
  • the lowest sales tax is in the Sublette County, which includes cities like Pinedale, Big Piney, Daniel, Boulder, Cora, Bondurant and the sales tax in these areas total to 4%

This is a brief overview, and we suggest that you go directly to the page if you wish to get a clearer image of the different ranges of sale tax in a particular county. Please note that the ones that have an asterisk means they are below the usual county level of sales tax.

How to calculate your own sales tax in the state of Wyoming.

So, what does this mean for you, if you are looking into how much sales tax you are going to charged dependant on what sort of county you are residing or working out of. You can go ahead and use a sales tax calculator which will give you a section that is exampled below.

$
-or- Specify Sales Tax Rate
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%

 

You do need to know the purchase ZIP code and purchase amount in order to get an accurate figure. For an example we will use the amount of $800 and see what the ranges could be from the highest area to the lowest.

In Sheridan, WY with the highest sales tax of 6% would mean that your $800 purchase would incur a $48 sales tax, taking the total amount to $848.

Whereas in Cody, WY the sales tax is only 4% and a $800 purchase would equate to $32 tax, taking the total to $832.

The sales tax calculator makes it as easy as it can be to find out what sort of sales tax you will be charged by simply adding the amount and the ZIP code. Though there might be some purchases that are exempt from sales taxes or have some special leniency which do need to be taken into consideration.

Why do I need to collect sales tax in Wyoming?

You will need to collect sales tax if you have any sort of nexus there, and what this means is that if you have assets that are physical or economic then you need to do this.

Physical meaning having a tangible activity or some sort of presence in any of the states of Wyoming, economic nexus is simply passing the states’ economic threshold for total revenue, or the maximum number of transactions that can occur in the period of time within the state.

Two easy ways to see if you have either a physical or economic nexus in any of the counties is the following:
Physical:

  • Tangible personal property
  • Business assets or property
  • Own, renting properties
  • Made more than $500,000 in a service or content delivery in the state

Economic:

  • Made more than $100,000 in sales annually
  • More than 200 transactions in the last calendar year
City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
Cheyenne 6.00% 82001, 82002, 82003, 82006, 82009, 82010 57385
Casper 5.00% 82601, 82602, 82604, 82605, 82609 55470
Gillette 5.00% 82716, 82717, 82718 35114
Rock Springs 5.00% 82901, 82902 23510
Laramie 6.00% 82070, 82071, 82072 22021
Sheridan 6.00% 82801 20321
Jackson 6.00% 83001, 83002 16283
Riverton 5.50% 82501 14724
Cody 4.00% 82414 13606
Evanston 5.00% 82930, 82931 12323
Green River 5.00% 82935 11450
Lander 5.50% 82520 9746
Powell 4.00% 82435 9162
Douglas 5.00% 82633 8296
Rawlins 6.00% 82301 7606
Torrington 5.25% 82240 7515
Worland 5.00% 82401 6629
Buffalo 6.00% 82834 6456
Wheatland 6.00% 82201 5433
Newcastle 6.00% 82701 4410
Pinedale 4.00% 82941 4227
Thermopolis 6.00% 82443 3975
Afton 5.00% 83110 3543
Evansville 5.00% 82636 3484
Glenrock 5.00% 82637 3384
Mills 5.00% 82644 3034
Lovell 5.00% 82431 2714
Lyman 5.00% 82937 2698
Kemmerer 5.00% 83101 2676
Moorcroft 6.00% 82721 2553
Wilson 6.00% 83014 2334
Fort Washakie 5.50% 82514 2266
Big Piney 4.00% 83113 2256
Thayne 5.00% 83127 2225
Greybull 5.00% 82426 2176
Saratoga 6.00% 82331 2096
Sundance 6.00% 82729 2031
Mountain View 5.00% 82939 1897
Wright 5.00% 82732 1851
Dubois 5.50% 82513 1693
Lusk 6.00% 82225 1674
Pine Bluffs 5.00% 82082 1433
Basin 5.00% 82410 1386
Alpine 5.00% 83128 1355
Upton 6.00% 82730 1321
Rozet 5.00% 82727 1227
Burns 5.00% 82053 1157
Guernsey 6.00% 82214 1100
Ranchester 6.00% 82839 1078
Dayton 6.00% 82836 966

How do I get a sales tax permit?

The main way to go about this is to register online at the Wyoming Business Gateway. Follow the steps that are presented to you and ensure that you have the following to hand to use as information:

  • Business identification information
  • Business entity
  • Location/s that you will be conducting this from
  • Date you will start collecting Wyoming sales tax from a business/property
  • NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System.)

What is the best way to file sales taxes?

Before you think of doing anything else there are three things that we recommend that you do in order to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.

First of all, find out how much tax you owe (remember the sales tax calculator we mentioned before) so that you know how much you need to pay the state at the end. Second is get onto the Wyoming Department Of Taxation ready to submit them, and third have the money ready so you can make the payment straight away.

There are two main options as well to filing and paying your Wyoming sales tax, these are:

  • Filing online. This is where merchants are required to file all of their sales taxes through the department of taxation in the state of Wyoming, you can also pay your taxes on this platform, so it is one to keep close to you for future reference.
  • Filing by mail. Simply fill out the form UST-1, but this is not the recommended way of filing your taxes due to the possibilities of them getting lost in the post and then it could mean that you are subject to late fees if they are not filed within the allotted time.

We hope this document was able to allow you to feel more confident when it comes to sales tax in the state of Wyoming depending on where you operate out of.