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 Nebraska

Not Tax-Friendly

The Cornhusker State has been making efforts to reduce its income tax bite. But property taxes are the seventh-highest in the country.

Sales Tax

5.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 2.0%, and the average combined rate is 6.89%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Income Tax Range

Low: 2.46% (on up to $3,060 of taxable income for single filers and $6,120 for married couples filing jointly)

High: 6.84% (on taxable income over $29,830 for single filers and $59,660 for married couples filing jointly)

Effective income tax rate: 4.3%/individual, 5.6%/joint

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

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.28 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.27 per gallon.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on Nebraska's median home value of $133,200 is $2,467.

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

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due. Additionally, the state charges an annual tax based on value. For a 3-year-old car that was $20,000 when new, the tax would be $240.

Sin Taxes

Beer: $0.31 per gallon
Wine: $0.95 per gallon
Liquor: $3.75 per gallon

Cigarettes: $0.64 per pack
Moist snuff: $0.44 per ounce
Other tobacco products: 20% of the wholesale price

Travel Taxes

Hotel: 1% lodging tax statewide; municipalities can add up to 4% each. Sales tax is also due. In Omaha, this totals 17.5%.

Rental cars: 4.5%, plus sales tax.

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Inheritance and Estate Taxes

There is no estate tax. Nebraska's inheritance tax is a local tax administered by counties and ranges from 1% to 18%; assets passing to a spouse or charity are exempt from inheritance taxes.

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