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 Georgia Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Not Tax-Friendly Georgia's tax brackets mean that many taxpayers will find themselves paying the top marginal rate of 5.75%, which kicks in at just $10,000 of taxable income for married couples filing jointly or $7,000 for individual filers. The Peach State's sales taxes lean high, and in some areas, groceries are taxed as well. Property taxes are modest. Income Tax Range Low: 1% (on the first $1,000 of taxable net income for married couples filing jointly; on the first $750 for individual filers; and on the first $500 for married couples filing separately)High: 5.75% (on the first $1,000 of taxable net income for married couples filing jointly; on the first $750 for individual filers; and on the first $500 for married couples filing separately) Sales Tax 4% state levy. Localities can add as much as 4.9%, and the average combined rate is 7.32%, according to the Tax Foundation.Groceries: Exempt from state tax, but local taxes may applyClothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: Exempt from state tax, but local taxes may applyPrescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In Georgia, the median property tax rate is $875 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 33.96¢ per gallon. Diesel: 37.26¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $0.37 a packCigars: 23% of the wholesale priceOther tobacco products: 10% of the wholesale priceVapor products: $0.05 per ml for closed systems; 7% of wholesale price for open systems and disposablesBeer: $1.01 per gallon (includes mandatory $0.53 per gallon local tax)Wine: $1.51 per gallonLiquor: $3.79 per gallon (local taxes may also be due) Annual Car Taxes and Fees No annual vehicle tax or fee is imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.