Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medicine: Exempt
Unprepared Foods: Exempt
Clothing Items Under $50: Exempt
Gasoline Tax: 54.15 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
Diesel Fuel Tax: 64.50 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
Sales Tax Comments: Sales of motor vehicles over $50,000, jewelry valued at more than $5,000 and clothing more than $1,000 per item is subject to a 7.75% luxury goods sales tax.
Personal Income Tax
Personal Income Tax Rate Range: Seven brackets from 3.0% to 6.99% (on income over $500,000). Higher-income individuals may be subject to a phase-out add-back tax that effectively increases their tax brackets.
Standard deduction: None
Personal Exemption Allowance: Based on income, can be as high as $15,000. Qualifying widow(er) with dependent can be as high as $24,000. Can phase out to zero.
Tax credits: Credits of up to 75% of tax owed are available, based on income.
Itemized Deductions Allowed? Yes. Subject to limitations.
Social Security: 100% exempt if federal Adjusted Gross Income is less than $75,000 ($100,000 for joint filers). 75% exempt if AGI exceeds $75,000.
IRAs: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*
401Ks/Defined contribution employer retirement plans: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*
Private Pensions: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*
Public Pensions: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates, but 25% of state teacher's retirement system income can be excluded.*
Active Duty Pay: Taxable to the extent included in federal AGI
Military Retirement Pay: Exempt
Military Disability Pay: Taxable to the extent included in federal AGI
VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
Income tax comments: Retirement income is 100% exempt if federal AGI is less than $75,000 ($100,000 for joint filers) and 75% exempt if AGI exceeds $75,000.
Local municipalities average 2.14% of the property's assessed value.
Calculation of assessed value: 70% of fair market value.
Relief programs for:
Veterans: All veterans are entitled to a $1,000 exemption of assessed value. May be eligible for an additional 200% if meet certain requirements
65 and over or Disabled: Tax credits available based on income, maximum is $1,000 for single filers, $1,250 for married filing jointly
Personal Property Tax: Yes, rates and exemptions vary.
Property Tax Comments: Additional exemptions and/or freezes may be eligible at the municipal level.
Inheritance & Estate Taxes: Estates over $9.1 million can pay 11.6% to 12%. Tax capped at $15 million. There is no inheritance tax.