Sales Tax

  • Statewide: 5.5%
  • Counties can levy an additional sales tax of no more than 4.2%.
  • Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 6.34%
  • Common Exceptions at State Level:
    • Unprepared Foods: Exempt
    • Prepared Foods: 10%
    • Prescription Medicine: Exempt
  • Gasoline Tax: 48.40 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
  • Diesel Fuel Tax: 53.80 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)


Personal Income Tax

  • Personal Income Tax Rate Range: Four brackets from 2.46% to 5.84% (on income greater than $37,670). 
  • Standard deduction: Single Filing Status: $8,350 (over 65: additional $1,950)
  • Personal Exemption Allowance: $166. Dependent Exemption: $166 (taken as tax credit)
  • 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
  • Military Pay
    • Active Duty Pay: Taxable to the extent included in federal Adjusted Gross Income 
    • Military Retirement Pay: Exempt
    • Military Disability Pay: Exempt
    • VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
    • SBP/SSBP/RCSBP/RSFPP: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates. 


Property Tax

  • Local municipalities average 1.54% of the property's assessed value.
  • Calculation of assessed value: 100% of fair market value
  • Relief programs for:
    • 65 and Over/Disabled/Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses/Surviving Spouse of KIA servicemember: Full or partial exemption based on disability rating and income.
  • Personal Property Tax: Yes. Rates and exemptions vary.


Inheritance & Estate Taxes: There is an inheritance tax of 1% on estates over $100,000 for immediate relatives (there is no inheritance tax if the heir is 21 or younger), an 11% tax for estates over $40,000 for remote relatives, and an 15% tax on estates over $25,000 for other beneficiaries. There is no estate tax.


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