Tool | October 2017

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 Texas

Mixed Tax Picture

The Lone Star State is a place of extremes. There's no income tax at all. On the other hand, sales taxes run high, as do property taxes.

Sales Tax

7% state levy. Localities can add up to 2%, with an average combined rate of 8.19%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Income Tax Range

Texas has no state income tax.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.20 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.20 per gallon.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on Texas' median home value of $136,000 is $2,578.

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

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due on purchases.

Sin Taxes

Beer: $0.20 per gallon
Wine: $0.20 per gallon
Liquor: $2.40 per gallon

Cigarettes: $1.41 per pack
Snuff and chewing tobacco: $1.22 per ounce
Cigars: $0.01 to $0.15 per cigar, depending on weight

Travel Taxes

Hotel: 6% lodging tax, and localities can levy their own. In Dallas, these taxes total 15%.

Rental cars: 10%

Taxes On Wireless Service


Inheritance and Estate Taxes

There is no inheritance tax or estate tax.

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