Washington State Tax Guide

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

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Washington is one of the nine states that don't tax income, and property taxes are close to the national average.

Washington has a relatively high sales tax rate compared to other states and a somewhat controversial capital gains tax that was recently upheld by the state's Supreme Court. Much of Washington residents' tax burden depends on the type of income they have and which city they live in.

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Cigarettes and little cigars$3.03 per pack
Cigars95% of sale price
Moist snuff$2.105 per ounce
Other tobacco products95% of sale price
Vapor products (closed)$0.27 per ml
Vapor products (open containers)$0.09 per ml (if over 5 ml)
Beer$0.26 per gallon
Wine$0.87 per gallon
Liquor$14.27 per gallon (plus 20.5% retail sales tax)
Marijuana37% excise tax for recreational use

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

As the senior tax editor at Kiplinger.com, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist. 

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