State Income Tax Comparison

July 24, 2011, by Ken Jorgustin

State Income Tax Table

2010 Individual Tax Rates (percentage)
Rounded to the nearest tenth
Not including whatever state deductions that may exist

Although New Hampshire and Tennessee are listed as zero income tax, they do tax on interest and dividend income at 5% and 6% respectively.

Three income levels were chosen. A lower-than-average income, a probable somewhat average income, and a higher than average income, so as to show any variance in tax rates that may exist at those levels.

State 2010 rates
$36,000
2010 rates
$51,000
2010 rates
$87,000
Alaska 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0
Nevada 0 0 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0
South Dakota 0 0 0
Tennessee 0 0 0
Texas 0 0 0
Washington 0 0 0
Wyoming 0 0 0
Illinois 3 3 3
Pennsylvania 3.1 3.1 3.1
Arizona 3.4 4.2 4.2
Indiana 3.4 3.4 3.4
North Dakota 3.4 3.4 3.8
New Jersey 3.5 5.3 6.4
Ohio 3.5 4.1 4.7
Louisiana 4 6 6
Michigan 4.4 4.4 4.4
West Virginia 4.5 6 6.5
Colorado 4.6 4.6 4.6
Maryland 4.8 4.8 4.8
New Mexico 4.9 4.9 4.9
Alabama 5 5 5
Connecticut 5 5 5
Mississippi 5 5 5
Utah 5 5 5
Massachusetts 5.3 5.3 5.3
Oklahoma 5.5 5.5 5.5
Delaware 5.6 5.6 7
Kentucky 5.8 5.8 6
Virginia 5.8 5.8 5.8
D.C. 6 8.5 8.5
Georgia 6 6 6
Missouri 6 6 6
California 6.3 9.6 9.6
Kansas 6.5 6.5 6.5
Maine 6.5 6.5 6.5
Wisconsin 6.5 6.5 6.5
Iowa 6.8 7.9 9
Nebraska 6.8 6.8 6.8
Montana 6.9 6.9 6.9
New York 6.9 6.9 6.9
Arkansas 7 7 7
North Carolina 7 7 7.8
Rhode Island 7 7 7.8
South Carolina 7 7 7
Vermont 7 7 8.3
Minnesota 7.1 7.1 7.9
Hawaii 7.6 8.3 8.3
Idaho 7.8 7.8 7.8
Oregon 9 9 9



A quick look at state income tax in a bar-graph format provides a good visual reference where your state tax ranks with all other states.

Sate Income Tax Rate (percent)

($36,000 annual income)
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Sate Income Tax (percent)

($51,000 annual income)
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Sate Income Tax (percent)

($87,000 annual income)
state-income-tax-rates-87K-2010

Not only is the tax data and state comparison interesting to look at, but if you are ever considering a move to another state, this information should be of some help. This is intended only to be a guide and general view of where the various states rank.



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