Counties can levy an additional sales tax of no more than 2.0%.
Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 7.45%
Common Exceptions at State Level:
Prescription Medicine: Exempt
Unprepared Foods: Exempt
Prepared foods: 11%
Vehicle Tax: 6.5%
Gasoline Tax: 49.00 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local and federal taxes)
Diesel Fuel Tax: 55.00 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local and federal taxes)
Personal Income Tax
Personal Income Tax Rate Range: Four brackets from 5.35% to 9.85% (on income greater than $183,340, or $304,970 for married filers)
Standard deduction: Single Filing Status: $13,825. Dependents: $1,200. 65 and over, or Blind: Additional $1,850 ($1,450 for married filing jointly). Subject to phase-out.
Personal Exemption Allowance: Dependents: $4,800, subject to phase-out
Itemized Deductions Allowed?: Yes, subject to limitations
Social Security: Federally taxable Social Security income exempt if income less than $78,00 (single filers) or $100,000 (joint filers). Subject to phase-out.
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: Portion may be exempt based on income*
Active Duty Pay: Exempt
Military Retirement Pay: Exempt
Military Disability Pay: Exempt
VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
Income tax comments: *Taxpayers 65 and over may exempt up to $9,600 if income is less than $33,700 ($42,000 if married filing jointly). Credit of $750 for past military service available if meet certain requirements.
Local municipalities average 1.11% of the property's assessed value.
Calculation of assessed value: 100% of fair market value
Relief programs for:
Regular Property Tax Refund: Tax credit up to $4,350 if income less than $128,280.
Renters: Tax credit up to $2,440 if income less than $69,520.
Special Property Tax Refund: Tax credit up to $1,000 if meet property tax amount requirements.
65 and over: If income less than $60,000, tax over 3% of income can be deferred.
Disabled Veterans/Surviving Spouse/Primary Caregiver: Up to $300,000 of assessed value may be exempt if 100% service-connected disability; $150,000 if at least 70% service-connected disability.
Disabled: Up to $50,000 of assessed value may be reduced.
Disabled/65 and Over/Have Dependents: Additional tax credit may be available.
Personal Property Tax: Yes. Rates and exemptions vary.
Deferral programs are available.
Inheritance & Estate Taxes: Estates over $3 million are taxed at a rate between 13% and 16%. Some businesses and farms may qualify for a $5 million exemption. There is no inheritance tax.