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 West Virginia Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Mixed Tax Picture The Mountain State's median real estate taxes are among the lowest in the U.S. Sales taxes are also reasonable, but income tax bites hard on higher incomes, with the top rate of 6.5% kicking in on taxable income over $60,000. Like many western states, West Virginia benefits from natural resources like gas and coal, and collects significant severance taxes from them. Income Tax Range Low: 3% (on up to $10,000 of taxable income)High: 6.5% (on taxable income of $60,000 or more)West Virginia municipalities can also impose city service fees on people working in the city. Sales Tax 6% state levy. Municipalities can add up to 1% to that, with an average combined rate of 6.51%, according to the Tax Foundation.Groceries: ExemptClothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: TaxablePrescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In West Virginia, the median property tax rate is $571 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 35.7¢ per gallon. Diesel: 35.7¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $1.20 per packOther tobacco products: 12% of the wholesale priceVapor products: $0.08 per mlBeer: $0.18 per gallonWine: $1 per gallon plus 5% local sales taxLiquor: $7.62 per gallonLiquor 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 property tax based on the car's value is imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.