Sales Tax

  • Statewide: 5.6%
  • Counties can levy sales tax of no more than 5.5%.
  • Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 8.02%
  • Common Exceptions at State Level:
    • Prescription Medicine: Exempt
    • Unprepared Foods: Exempt*
  • Gasoline Tax: 37.40 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
  • Diesel Fuel Tax: 43.40 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)

*Sales Tax Comments: Several cities levy a sales tax on unprepared foods.


Personal Income Tax

  • Personal Income Tax Rate Range: 2.5% 
  • Standard deduction-single filing status: $14,600. A larger deduction may be available if filer made charitable contributions.
  • Personal Exemption Allowance: Over 65: $2,300/$100 credit for each dependent under 17; $25 if over 17. Phases out as income increases.
  • Itemized Deductions Allowed? Yes. Subject to limitations.
  • Retirement Income
    • Social Security: Exempt
    • IRAs: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*.
    • 401Ks/Defined contribution employer retirement plans: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates.*
    • Private pensions: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates.*
    • Public Pensions: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates.* Local government retirement plans exempt.
  • Military Pay
    • Active Duty Pay: Exempt
    • Military Retirement Pay: Exempt.
    • Military Disability Pay: Exempt
    • VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
* Income tax comments: Retirement income from public pension of up to $2,500 is tax-exempt. Standard deductions can be increased by 27% of the charitable donations if not itemizing.  


Property Tax

  • Local municipalities average .56% of the property's assessed value.
  • Calculation of assessed value: 10% of limited property value, which limits increases in value to 5% per year or less.
  • Relief programs for:
    • Disabled/Surviving Spouses: Eligible for up to $4,375 or more exemption if meet assessed value and income requirements.
    • 65 and over/Renters or Single Homeowners: Eligible for tax credit of up to $502 based on income. 65 and over can freeze valuation for three years if meet certain requirements.
    • Over 70: Can defer taxes if meet certain requirements.
  • Personal Property Tax: Yes. Rates and exemptions vary.


Inheritance & Estate Taxes: None


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