The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
Tool | Updated October 2019

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.

Indiana

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Mixed Tax Picture

The Hoosier State dropped its flat income tax a smidge in 2017, from 3.3% to 3.23%, but many counties in Indiana also impose their own income taxes, with an average levy of 1.56%. The state sales tax is high, though municipalities don’t get to add to it.

Sales Tax

State levy of 7%.

Income Tax Range

The state has a flat rate of 3.23%.

Counties also have the authority to impose an income tax, instead of levying property taxes. Currently, all 92 counties have enacted a local option income tax, with an average rate of 1.56%, per the Tax Foundation.

Effective tax rate: 5.25% for single filers, 5.25% for joint filers.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.4662.
Diesel: $0.5000.

Property Taxes

In Indiana, residents pay an average of $907 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due on purchases. An annual excise tax is also levied, based on a car’s original MSRP and discounted for age. The amount due on a three-year old car that cost $20,000 would be $189.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.00 per pack
Snuff: $0.40/ounce.
Other tobacco products: 24% of wholesale price

Beer: $0.12 per gallon
Wine: $0.47 per gallon
Liquor: $2.68 per gallon

Taxes On Wireless Service

11.79%

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

None.

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