Tool | Updated October 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.

Nebraska

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The Cornhusker State has been making efforts to reduce its income tax bite, including, in 2018, creating a personal exemption credit so that the new federal tax law wouldn’t raise individuals’ state taxes. But property taxes are the among the 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 $3,150 of taxable income for single filers and $6,290 for married couples filing jointly)

High: 6.84% (on taxable income over $30,420 for single filers and $60,480 for married couples filing jointly)

See Kiplinger.com’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 $137,300 is $2,506.

See Kiplinger.com’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

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

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

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.

Taxes On Wireless Service

18.75%

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

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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