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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The Bottom Line
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Tax Friendly

The Lone Star State is a place of extremes. There’s no income tax at all. On the other hand, sales taxes run high, as do property taxes. As befits a place that pumps a lot of oil out of the ground, fuel taxes are low.

Sales Tax

6.25% state levy. Localities can add up to 2%, with an average combined rate of 8.19%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Income Tax Range

Texas has no state income tax.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.2000 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.2000 per gallon.

Property Taxes

In Texas, residents pay an average $1,993 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due on purchases.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.41 per pack
Other tobacco products: $1.22 per ounce
Cigars: $0.01 to $0.15 per cigar, depending on weight

Beer: $0.20 per gallon
Wine: $0.20 per gallon
Liquor: $2.40 per gallon

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