State Tax Rankings

Where Does Your State Stand?

Taxes and Fees on Monthly Wireless Service, November 2017
Rank State Wireless State-Local Rate Federal USF Rate Combined Federal/State/Local Rate
1 Washington 19.24% 6.34% 25.58%
2 Nebraska 18.75% 6.34% 25.10%
3 New York 18.30% 6.34% 24.64%
4 Illinois 18.25% 6.34% 24.59%
5 Pennsylvania 15.98% 6.34% 22.32%
6 Alaska 15.53% 6.34% 21.87%
7 Rhode Island 15.04% 6.34% 21.38%
8 Arkansas 14.81% 6.34% 21.16%
9 Missouri 14.79% 6.34% 21.13%
10 Florida 14.76% 6.34% 21.11%
11 Kansas 14.33% 6.34% 20.68%
12 South Dakota 13.97% 6.34% 20.31%
13 Utah 13.75% 6.34% 20.09%
14 Puerto Rico 13.58% 6.34% 19.92%
15 Maryland 13.35% 6.34% 19.69%
16 California 12.82% 6.34% 19.16%
17 North Dakota 12.61% 6.34% 18.95%
18 Arizona 12.53% 6.34% 18.88%
19 New Mexico 12.51% 6.34% 18.85%
20 South Carolina 12.30% 6.34% 18.65%
21 Tennessee 12.30% 6.34% 18.64%
22 Colorado 12.06% 6.34% 18.40%
23 District of Columbia 11.83% 6.34% 18.18%
24 Texas 11.68% 6.34% 18.02%
25 Oklahoma 11.61% 6.34% 17.96%
26 Indiana 11.46% 6.34% 17.80%
27 Kentucky 10.92% 6.34% 17.26%
28 Georgia 10.74% 6.34% 17.09%
29 Alabama 10.22% 6.34% 16.56%
30 Minnesota 10.11% 6.34% 16.45%
31 Louisiana 9.64% 6.34% 15.98%
32 Mississippi 9.41% 6.34% 15.75%
33 Wisconsin 9.21% 6.34% 15.55%
34 New Jersey 9.04% 6.34% 15.39%
35 Iowa 8.98% 6.34% 15.33%
36 Maine 8.85% 6.34% 15.19%
37 New Hampshire 8.81% 6.34% 15.15%
38 North Carolina 8.69% 6.34% 15.03%
39 Massachusetts 8.66% 6.34% 15.00%
40 Vermont 8.50% 6.34% 14.84%
41 Ohio 8.48% 6.34% 14.83%
42 Michigan 8.09% 6.34% 14.43%
43 West Virginia 8.05% 6.34% 14.39%
44 Wyoming 7.90% 6.34% 14.25%
45 Connecticut 7.75% 6.34% 14.09%
46 Hawaii 7.63% 6.34% 13.98%
47 Virginia 6.81% 6.34% 13.15%
48 Delaware 6.45% 6.34% 12.79%
49 Montana 6.40% 6.34% 12.74%
50 Idaho 2.41% 6.34% 8.75%
51 Nevada 2.35% 6.34% 8.69%
52 Oregon 1.98% 6.34% 8.32%
Weighted Avg. 12.11% 6.34% 18.46%
Simple Avg. 11.04% 6.34% 17.39%

 

Source: Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact, Wireless Taxes and Fees in 2017. Publication no. 567. Scott Mackey, Joseph Henchman & Scott Drenkard, Nov. 2017.