Wyoming State Tax Guide

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

Bottom Line

Middle-Class Families: Most Tax-Friendly (Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map for Middle-Class Families)

Retirees: Most Tax-Friendly (Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map for Retirees)

Thanks to abundant revenues that the state collects from oil and mineral rights, Wyoming residents shoulder one of the lowest overall state and local tax burdens in the U.S. To start, there's no income tax in Wyoming. But what makes Wyoming really unique is that many other state taxes are on the low end, too.

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The state's average combined state and local sales tax rate is the eighth-lowest in the country, according to the Tax Foundation. You won't pay high property taxes to own a home on the range, either. The statewide median property tax rate is the 10th-lowest in the U.S.

Wyoming Income Taxes

Wyoming has no state income tax.

Wyoming Sales Tax

4% state levy. Municipalities can add up to 2% to that, with a combined rate of 5.36%, according to the Tax Foundation.

  • Groceries: Exempt
  • Clothing: Taxable
  • Motor Vehicles: Taxable
  • Prescription Drugs: Exempt

Wyoming Real Property Taxes

In Wyoming, the median property tax rate is $545 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Wyoming Property Tax Breaks for Retirees

Wyoming's property tax deferral program allows for the delayed payment of up to 50% of property taxes owed on a principal residence on a parcel of land of less than 40 acres. The homeowner must have limited income, be over 62 years old (or disabled), and have purchased the property at least 10 years prior to applying for the deferral of taxes. The program is administered at the county level.

Wyoming Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 24¢ per gallon.

Diesel: 24¢ per gallon.

Wyoming Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $0.60 per pack

Moist snuff: $0.60 per ounce

Other tobacco products: 20% of the wholesale price

Vapor products: 20% wholesale tax or 7.5% retail tax

Beer: $0.02 per gallon

Wine: $0.28 per gallon

Liquor: $0.95 per gallon

Wyoming Estate and Inheritance Taxes

No estate or inheritance tax.

Rocky Mengle
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rocky was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023. He has more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, he worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky has a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.