The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
Tool | Updated October 2019

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.

Idaho

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The Bottom Line
Flag of Idaho

Mixed Tax Picture

Idaho took steps to head off an effective state tax increase from the new Federal tax law. Among the steps: Increasing the state standard deduction, introducing a a new $130 per child tax credit, and lowering tax rates a hair. Even so, Idaho’s top tax rate of 6.925% kicks in at a fairly low bracket ($22,558 for married joint filers), making its income-tax hit feel more like that of a a coastal state.

On the other hand, property taxes are low, sales tax modest and the Gem State does not have an inheritance tax or estate tax.

Sales Tax

6.0% state levy. Localities (typically resort communities) can add as much as 3%, but the average combined rate is just 6.03%, according to the Tax Foundation. Food is taxable, but the state attempts to offset the levy with a $100 per-person tax credit. Seniors can get $120 per person.

Income Tax Range

Low: 1.125% (on taxable income up to $3,008 for married joint filers and up to $1,504 for individual filers)

High: 6.925% (on taxable income of $22,558 or more for married joint filers and $11,279 or more for individual filers)

Effective tax rate: 5.64% for single filers, 5.96% for joint filers.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.3300 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.3300 per gallon.

Property Taxes

In Idaho, residents pay an average of $796 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $0.57 per pack
Other tobacco products: taxed at 40% of wholesale sales price

Beer: $0.15 per gallon
Wine (and beer over 4% alcohol): $0.45 cents per gallon
Liquor: $10.95 per gallon
Idaho directly controls the distribution and sale of alcohol. Liquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation.

Taxes On Wireless Service

2.59%

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

None.

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