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 Texas Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Mixed Tax Picture 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. Income Tax Range Texas has no state income tax. 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.Groceries: ExemptClothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: TaxablePrescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In Texas, the median property tax rate is $1,692 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 20¢ per gallon. Diesel: 20¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $1.41 per packSnuff and chewing tobacco: $1.22 per ounceCigars: $0.01 to $0.15 per cigar, depending on weightBeer: $0.20 per gallonWine: $0.20 per gallon ($0.52 if sparkling)Liquor: $2.40 per gallon Annual Car Taxes and Fees An annual vehicle registration fee is imposed. Additional local fees may apply. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.