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 Rhode Island Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Not Tax-Friendly Rhode Island is expensive for homeowners. In Rhode Island, the statewide median property tax rate is the 10th-highest in the nation. While the Ocean State's sales and income tax bites for middle-class families are more modest, they can't pull the state out of the "not tax-friendly" category. Income Tax Range Low: 3.75% (on up to $66,200 of taxable income)High: 5.99% (on taxable income over $150,550)For 2022, the 3.75% rate applies to the first $68,200 of taxable income, while the 5.99% rate applies to taxable income over $155,050. Sales Tax 7% state levy. No local taxes.Groceries: ExemptClothing: Exempt if under $250Motor Vehicles: TaxablePrescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In Rhode Island, the median property tax rate is $1,571 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 35¢ per gallon. Diesel: 35¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes and little cigars: $4.25 per packSnuff: $1 per ounceCigars: 80% of the wholesale price with a $0.50 per cigar capOther tobacco products: 80% of the wholesale priceBeer: $0.11 per gallonWine: $1.40 per gallonLiquor: $5.40 per gallonAlcohol purchases are exempt from sales tax. Annual Car Taxes and Fees An annual vehicle excise tax based on the car's value is imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes Rhode Island has an estate tax with a 2022 exemption amount of $1,648,611. Rates range from 0.8% to 16%.