Pennsylvania Tax Guide

Pennsylvania state tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette and other taxes that impact residents.

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Pennsylvania tax: Overview

Some Pennsylvania state taxes are high compared to other states, including the Commonwealth's gas tax. Property taxes In Pennsylvania are also relatively high when compared to those in other states. Pennsylvania has a flat income tax, which is low when compared to many other states, but local districts can also impose income taxes. 

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Cigarettes$2.60 per pack
Other tobacco products$0.55 per ounce
Vapor products40% of wholesale price
Beer$0.08 per gallon
Wine$2.50 on direct-to-consumer shipments
LiquorState-Controlled (18%)

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.

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