Sales Tax

  • Statewide: 6.0%
  • Counties can levy an additional sales tax of no more than 1.0%.
  • Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 7.0%
  • Common Exceptions at State Level:
    • Prescription Medicine: Exempt
    • Unprepared Foods: Exempt
  • Vehicle Tax: 5%
  • Gasoline Tax: 48.40 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
  • Diesel Fuel Tax: 56.90 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)


Personal Income Tax

  • Personal Income Tax Rate Range: 0% if income under $6,210; 4.82% if income between $6,210 and $31,050; 5.7% if income over $31,050.  
  • Standard deduction: N/A
  • Personal Exemption Allowance: $40. Dependent Exemption: $40 (taken as tax credit)
  • Itemized Deductions Allowed? Yes, subject to limitations
  • State allows city- and and county-level income tax.
  • Retirement Income (Note: All retirement income exempt if 55 or older)
    • Social Security: Exempt
    • IRAs: Exempt
    • 401Ks/Defined contribution employer retirement plans: Exempt
    • Private pensions: Exempt
    • Public Pensions: Exempt 
  • Military Pay
    • Active Duty Pay: Exempt
    • Military Retirement Pay: Exempt 
    • Military Disability Pay: Exempt
    • VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
    • SPB/SSPB/RCSBP: Exempt 


Property Tax

  • Local municipalities average 1.49% of the property's assessed value.
  • Calculation of assessed value: 100% of fair market value, but can't increase more than 3% annually; assessed every odd-numbered year.
  • Relief programs for:
    • Owner-Occupied: May be eligible for reduction of $4,850 of assessed value.
    • Veterans: Exemption of up to $4,000 if meet certain requirements.
    • 65 and Over or Disabled: May be eligible for tax credit of up to $1,000 if income is less than $24,354. Relief also available for renters.
    • 70 and Over: Up to a $1,000 credit based on income requirements.
    • Disabled Veterans/Surviving Spouses: May be eligible for 100% exemption if 100% service-related disability.
  • Personal Property Tax: Yes. Rates and exemptions vary.


Inheritance & Estate Taxes: An inheritance tax of 2% to 6% is imposed on estates over $25,000, but most family members are exempt. Will be phased out entirely by 2025. There is no estate tax.


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