Tool | August 2016

State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules -- on income, ordinary purchases, gas, "sin" products, property, and more -- across the U.S.

Nebraska

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The Bottom Line
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Not Tax-Friendly

The Cornhusker State has been making efforts to reduce its income tax bite. But property taxes are the seventh-highest in the country.

Sales Tax

5.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 2.0%, and the average combined rate is 6.87%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Income Tax Range

Low: 2.46% (on up to $3,060 of taxable income for single filers and $6,120 for married couples filing jointly)

High: 6.84% (on taxable income over $29,590 for single filers and $59,180 for married couples filing jointly)

See Kiplinger.com’s Retiree Tax Map to learn how Nebraska taxes Social Security income and other forms of retirement income.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.27 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.27 per gallon.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on Nebraska's median home value of $133,800 is $2,474.

See Kiplinger.com’s Retiree Tax Map for details on tax breaks for seniors in Nebraska.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due. Additionally, the state charges an annual tax based on value. For a 3-year-old car that was $20,000 when new, the tax would be $240.

Sin Taxes

Beer: $0.31 per gallon
Wine: $0.95 per gallon
Liquor: $3.75 per gallon

Cigarettes: $0.64 per pack
Moist snuff: $0.44 per ounce
Other tobacco products: 20% of the wholesale price

Travel Taxes

Hotel: 1% lodging tax statewide; municipalities can add up to 4% each. Sales tax is also due. In Omaha, this totals 17.5%.

Rental cars: 4.5%, plus sales tax.

Taxes On Wireless Service

18.5%

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

There is no estate tax. Nebraska's inheritance tax is a local tax administered by counties and ranges from 1% to 18%; assets passing to a spouse or charity are exempt from inheritance taxes.

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