The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
Tool | Updated October 2019

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.


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Flag of Florida

Most Tax-Friendly

Florida has no income tax, which keeps the overall state and local tax burden down. However, other taxes in the Sunshine State are average, or even above-average, when compared to other locations. Property taxes, for instance, are right around the national average. For a $400,000 home in Florida, the average annual property tax bill will be about $4,166. The state’s average combined state and local sales tax rate is middle-of-the-road, too. It’s 7.05%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Motorists get hit hard, though: Florida’s gas tax of 41.99 cents per gallon is the 10th-highest state tax on gasoline in the country.

Florida is one of only two states to exempt cigars from all taxation, a reflection of its long history as a cigar-manufacturing location.

Sales Tax

6% state levy. Localities can add as much as 2.5%, and the average combined rate is 7.05%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Income Tax Range

There is no state income tax.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.4199 per gallon (varies by county).
Diesel: $0.3497 per gallon.

Property Taxes

In Florida, residents pay an average of $1,041 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

6% state sales tax is due on the entire purchase price. Additionally, county sales tax (based on where the buyer lives) is due on the first $5,000 of the purchase price (or on each lease payment).

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.34 a pack
Cigars: No tax
All other tobacco products: 85% of the wholesale price

Beer: $0.48 per gallon.
Wine: $2.25 per gallon
Liquor: $6.50 per gallon

Taxes On Wireless Service


Inheritance and Estate Taxes


Oddball Tax

Eager to get parents to keep their kids safer, Florida has exempted youth bicycle helmets, booster seats and other child restraint systems from sales tax.

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