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U.S. Taxes

State Taxes Summary
Comparison Chart
by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a table comparing the income tax, sales tax, and the gasoline taxes of every state in the United States.

California seems to have the highest taxes, and
Alaska seems to have the lowest taxes, overall.

Seven states have no income tax - Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. Five states have no sales tax - Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon. All states have a gasoline tax.

30

100

60

30

80

80

30

U.S. State Taxes Comparison Table

 2005
INCOME TAX
Rate
@$60,000

 2005
SALES TAX
Rate

 2005
GASOLINE
TAX Rate

Abre.
 State
2005 Rank
2005 (%)
2005 Rank
2005 (%)
2005 Rank
2005 (¢ per gal.)
1
AL

Alabama

 

5

48

4

 

18¢
2
AK

Alaska

 50

none

50

none

49

3
AZ

Arizona

 

4.72

 

5.6

 

18¢
4
AR

Arkansas

 

7

 

6

 

21.5¢
5
CA

California

1

9.3

1

7.25

 

18¢
6
CO

Colorado

 

4.63

49

2.9

 

22¢
7
CT

Connecticut

 

5

 

6

 

25¢

8
DE

Delaware

 

5.95

50

none

 

23¢

 

DC

 D.C.

1

9.3

 

 5.75

 

20¢
9
FL

Florida

 50

none

 

6

47

14.5¢

10
GA

Georgia

 

6

48

4

50

7.5¢

11
HI

Hawaii

5

8.25

48

4

 

16¢
12
ID

Idaho

 

7.8

 

6

 

25¢

13
IL

Illinois

 ?

3 net

4

6.25

 

19¢
14
IN

Indiana

 ?

3.4 gross

 

6

 

18¢
15
IA

Iowa

3

8.98

 

5

 

20.7¢
16
KS

Kansas

 

6.45

 

5.3

 

24¢
17
KY

Kentucky

 

6

 

6

 

18.5¢
18
LA

Louisiana

 

6

48

4

 

20¢
19
ME

Maine

4

8.5

 

5

 

25.9¢

20
MD

Maryland

 

4.75

 

5

 

23.5¢
21
MA

Massachusetts

 

5.3

 

5

 

23.5¢
22
MI

Michigan

 48

3.9

 

6

 

19¢
23
MN

Minnesota

 

7.85

3

6.5

 

20¢
24
MS

Mississippi

 

5

2

7

 

18¢
25
MO

Missouri

 

6

 

4.225

 

17¢

26
MT

Montana

 

6.9

50

none

6

27.75¢

27
NE

Nebraska

 

6.84

 

5.5

 

25.3¢

28
NV

Nevada

 50

none

3

6.5

 

23¢
29
NH

New Hampshire

 

int. only

50

none

 

18¢
30
NJ

New Jersey

 

5.525

 

6

47

14.5¢

31
NM

New Mexico

 

6

 

5

 

17¢

32
NY

New York

 

6.85

48

4

7

27.4¢

33
NC

North Carolina

 

7.75

 

4.5

 8

27.1¢

34
ND

North Dakota

 47

3.92

 

5

 

23¢
35
OH

Ohio

 

4.983

 

5.5
5

28¢

36
OK

Oklahoma

 

6.65

 

4.5

 

16¢

37
OR

Oregon

2

9

50

none

 

24¢
38
PA

Pennsylvania

 49

3.07

 

6
2

31.1¢

39
RI

Rhode Island

 

25% Fed.

2

7

4

30¢

40
SC

South Carolina

 

7

 

5

 

16¢

41
SD

South Dakota

 50

none

48

4

 

22¢
42
TN

Tennessee

 

int. only

2

7

 

20¢
43
TX

Texas

 50

none

4

6.25

 

20¢
44
UT

Utah

 

7

 

4.75

 

24.5¢
45
VT

Vermont

 

7.2

 

6

 

20¢
46
VA

Virginia

 

5.75

 

5

 

17.5¢
47
WA

Washington

 50

none

3

6.5

 3

31¢

48
WV

West Virginia

 

6.5

 

6

 

20.5¢
49
WI

Wisconsin

 

6.5

 

5
1

32.9¢

50
WY

Wyoming

 50

none

48

4

48

14¢

Ave. =

6 % ?

Ave. =

4.7 %

Ave. =

21.1 cents

8 % ?

There are other factors, but I wanted as simple a comparison as possible.
California has the highest income tax, AND the highest sales tax - a double whammy.
Wisconsin has the highest gasoline tax, followed by Pennsylvania and Washington.


Disclaimer
The author is not perfect, and errors can occur.
Please check any questioned data for yourself.
This relative state tax data comparison is meant as a guide only.
All the details have been conveniently ignored, especially in the State Income Tax column.

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