State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Middle-Class Families
Tool | November 2021

Idaho State Tax Guide for Middle-Class Families

State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families.


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Idaho's top tax rate of 6% kicks in at a fairly low amount, making its income-tax hit feel more like that of a coastal state. On the other hand, property taxes are low, the sales tax modest, gasoline taxes are reasonable, and the Gem State does not have an inheritance tax or estate tax.

Income Tax Range

Low: 1% (on taxable income up to $3,176 for married joint filers and up to $1,588 for individual filers)

High: 6.5% (on taxable income of $15,878 or more for married joint filers and $7,939 or more for individual filers)

Starting in 2022, the top rate is reduced to 6%.

Sales Tax

6% state levy. Localities (typically resort communities) can add as much as 3%, but the average combined rate is just 6.02%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Groceries: Taxable
Clothing: Taxable
Motor Vehicles: Taxable
Prescription Drugs: Exempt

Real Property Taxes

In Idaho, the median property tax rate is $659 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 33¢ per gallon.
Diesel: 33¢ per gallon.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $0.57 per pack
Other tobacco products: taxed at 40% of wholesale sales price

Beer: $0.15 per gallon if 5% or less alcohol by volume; $0.45 per gallon if over 5% alcohol by volume
Wine: $0.45 per gallon
Liquor: $10.91 per gallon
Liquor 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 based on the car's age and county of residence is imposed.

Estate and Inheritance Taxes

No estate or inheritance tax.