Tool | January 2018

State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules -- on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more -- across the U.S.


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Map of Oregon

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The Beaver State's has the country's highest tax bracket: 9.9% is applied to taxable income over $125,000 ($250,000 for married couples filing jointly) — and the lowest bracket is already 5%. Property taxes are on the high side, too. Oregon's absence of a sales tax (and the country's lowest wireless tax) can't make up for that.

Sales Tax


Income Tax Range

Low: 5% (on up to $3,300 of taxable income for single filers and up to $6,600 for married couples filing jointly)

High: 9.9% (on taxable income over $125,000 for single filers and over $250,000 for married couples filing jointly).Residents can deduct some of their federal income tax from state taxable income. The subtraction for 2017 is limited to $6,500 ($3,250 if married filing separately), and is further limited for high-income earners.

Effective income tax rate: 7.9% single/ 8.1% joint

See’s Retiree Tax Map to learn how Oregon taxes Social Security income and other forms of retirement income.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.33.
Diesel: $0.32.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on Oregon's median home value of $237,300 is $2,563, according to the Tax Foundation.

See’s Retiree Tax Map for details on tax breaks for seniors in Oregon.

Vehicle Taxes


Sin Taxes

Beer: $0.08 per gallon
Wine: $0.67 per gallon
Liquor: $22.73 per gallon
Oregon directly controls the distribution and sale of alcohol. Liquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation.

Cigarettes: $1.18 per pack
Cigars: 65% with a cap of $0.50 per cigar
Moist snuff: $1.78 per ounce with a minimum of $2.14 per unit sold
All other tobacco: 65%

Travel Taxes

Hotel: 1% lodging tax, and municipalities can add their own lodging taxes. Portland’s combined rate is 12.50%.

Rental cars: No statewide tax, but Multnomah County (Portland and more) levies a 17% tax.

Taxes On Wireless Service


Inheritance and Estate Taxes

Oregon has a state estate tax for estates of more than $1 million. Rates range from 10% to 16%. There is no inheritance tax.

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