State Tax Rankings

Where Does Your State Stand?

Taxes and Fees on Monthly Wireless Service, July 2016

 

Rank State State-Local Wireless Rate Federal Rate (USF) Combined Federal/ State/ Local Rate
1 Washington 18.78% 6.64% 25.42%
2 Nebraska 18.67% 6.64% 25.31%
3 New York 18.04% 6.64% 24.68%
4 Illinois 17.84% 6.64% 24.48%
5 Pennsylvania 15.70% 6.64% 22.34%
6 Rhode Island 14.82% 6.64% 21.46%
7 Missouri 14.79% 6.64% 21.43%
8 Florida 14.70% 6.64% 21.34%
9 Arkansas 14.67% 6.64% 21.31%
10 Kansas 13.78% 6.64% 20.42%
11 South Dakota 13.72% 6.64% 20.36%
12 California 13.55% 6.64% 20.19%
13 Alaska 13.54% 6.64% 20.18%
14 Puerto Rico 13.49% 6.64% 20.13%
15 Maryland 12.83% 6.64% 19.47%
16 Utah 12.73% 6.64% 19.37%
17 North Dakota 12.39% 6.64% 19.03%
18 Arizona 12.25% 6.64% 18.89%
19 Tennessee 12.10% 6.64% 18.74%
20 District of Colombia 11.70% 6.64% 18.34%
21 Texas 11.58% 6.64% 18.22%
22 New Mexico 11.33% 6.64% 17.97%
23 Indiana 11.22% 6.64% 17.86%
24 Oklahoma 10.92% 6.64% 17.56%
25 Colorado 10.84% 6.64% 17.48%
26 Kentucky 10.77% 6.64% 17.41%
27 South Carolina 10.64% 6.64% 17.28%
28 Minnesota 9.98% 6.64% 16.62%
29 Alabama 9.92% 6.64% 16.56%
30 Mississippi 9.24% 6.64% 15.88%
31 Georgia 9.63% 6.64% 16.27%
32 New Jersey 9.02% 6.64% 15.66%
33 Iowa 8.81% 6.64% 15.45%
34 Maine 8.71% 6.64% 15.53%
35 New Hampshire 8.68% 6.64% 15.32%
36 Wisconsin 8.61% 6.64% 15.25%
37 North Carolina 8.57% 6.64% 15.21%
38 Vermont 8.50% 6.64% 15.14%
39 Massachusetts 8.49% 6.64% 15.13%
40 Louisiana 8.79% 6.64% 15.43%
41 Ohio 8.44% 6.64% 15.08%
42 Wyoming 8.18% 6.64% 14.82%
43 Michigan 7.98% 6.64% 14.62%
44 Hawaii 7.68% 6.64% 14.32%
45 Connecticut 7.49% 6.64% 14.13%
46 West Virginia 6.72% 6.64% 13.36%
47 Virginia 6.68% 6.64% 13.32%
48 Delaware 6.34% 6.64% 12.98%
49 Montana 6.21% 6.64% 12.85%
50 Idaho 2.26% 6.64% 8.90%
51 Nevada 2.09% 6.64% 8.73%
52 Oregon 1.84% 6.64% 8.84%
Weighted Avg. 11.93% 6.64% 18.57%
Simple Avg. 10.70% 6.64% 17.34%

 

Sources: Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact , Wireless Tax Burdens Rise for the Second Straight Year in 2016. Publication no. 527. Scott Mackey & Joseph Henchman, Sept. 2016.

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