State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families. Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map Alabama Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Tax-Friendly Alabama is a state of contrasts: Property taxes are one of the lowest in the country, but sales taxes are one of the highest — and the full sales tax rate is levied on food.As for income taxes, more contrasts: It doesn't take much income to find yourself in Alabama's highest tax bracket, but the Yellowhammer State does allow you to deduct your federal income taxes — and your payroll taxes — from your state income. Income Tax Range Low: 2% (on up to $1,000 of taxable income for married joint filers and up to $500 for all others)High: 5% (on more than $6,000 of taxable income for married joint filers and more than $3,000 for all others)Some Alabama municipalities also impose occupational taxes on salaries and wages. Sales Tax 4% state levy. Localities can add as much as 7.5% to that, and the average combined rate is 9.22%, according to the Tax Foundation.Groceries: TaxableClothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: Taxable (2% state rate; additional local taxes may apply)Prescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In Alabama, the median property tax rate is $395 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 31.21¢ per gallon. Diesel: 32.15¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $0.68 per pack; counties can add up to $0.25Snuff: approximately $0.02 per ounceChewing tobacco: approximately $0.02 per ounceLoose smoking tobacco: $0.04 to $0.06 per ounceCigars: $0.04 to $0.40 per 10 cigars (depending on type) Beer: $1.05 per gallon (includes mandatory $0.52 per gallon local tax)Wine: $1.96 per gallonLiquor: $19.11 per gallonLiquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation. Annual Car Taxes and Fees An annual vehicle registration fee and property tax based on the car's value are imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.