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By the Numbers

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State & Local Revenue (FY10)
  • General Revenue, Own-Source (GROS): $41.6 billion
  • General Revenue as a Share of Income: 14.8%
  • Tax Revenue: $26.8 billion
  • Tax Revenue as Share of income: 9.6%
  • Personal Income Tax (Share of Tax Revenue): 0.0% (48 out of 51)
  • Corporate Income Tax (Share of Tax Revenue): - % ( 50 out of 51)
  • Sales & Excise Tax (Share of Tax Revenue): 60.5 % ( 1 out of 51)
  • Property Tax (Share of Tax Revenue): 31.5 % ( 29 out of 51)
  • Other Taxes (Share of Tax Revenue): 6.2 % (21 out of 51)
Personal Income Tax Features (2012)
  • Range of Tax Rates: N/A
  • Standard Deduction: N/A
  • Personal Exemption: N/A
  • Dependent Exemption: N/A
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Provides an EITC contingent on funding
  • No broad based personal income tax
Corporate Income Tax Features (2012)
  • Range of Tax Rates: N/A
  • Income Level at Which Top Rate Applies: N/A
  • Combined Reporting: N/A
  • Apportionment Factor (Payroll): N/A
  • Apportionment Factor (Property): N/A
  • Apportionment Factor (Sales): N/A
Sales Tax Features (2012)
  • State Sales Tax Rate: 6.50%
  • Average Local Sales Tax Rate: 2.40%
  • Average Combined State & Local Sales Tax Rate: 8.90%
  • State Sales Tax Treatment of Groceries: Exempt
  • Local Sales Tax Treatment of Groceries: Exempt
  • Number of Services Taxed: 158 out of 168 surveyed (2007)
  • Streamlined Sales Tax Membership: Full
  • Sales tax applies to digital goods and services
Property Tax Features (2012)
  • Does not provide a meaningful homestead exemption or circuit breaker for non-elderly taxpayers.
Other Tax & Revenue Features (2012)
  • Gasoline Tax Rate (per gallon): $0.375
  • Diesel Tax Rate (per gallon): $0.375
  • Cigarette Tax Rate (per pack): $3.025
  • Estate or Inheritance Tax: Yes
  • Net Lottery Sales Per Capita: $68 (2010)
Tax Policy Oversight
  • Tax Expenditure Report: Yes
  • Tax Incidence Analysis Capability: Multiple taxes

Last Updated October 4, 2012

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