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State & local government taxes per capita

Washington state & local government taxes per capita

Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars

Fiscal Year

Taxes per capita
(Inflation-Adjusted to 2016 Dollars)

2016 $5,094
2015 $4,833
2014 $4,654
2013 $4,569
2012 $4,481
2011 $4,480
2010 $4,337
2009 $4,457
2008 $4,854
2007 $4,892
2006 $4,642
2005 $4,447
2004 $4,312
2003 NA
2002 $4,168
2001 NA
2000 $4,248
1999 $4,244
1998 $4,141
1997 $4,099
1996 $3,964

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  • In fiscal year 2016, Washington ranked 16th among the 50 states in total state and local taxes per capita.
  • In fiscal year 2016, Washington ranked 2nd in per capita state and local sales tax collections among all states, just behind Hawaii, highlighting Washington's heavy dependence on general and selective sales taxes in its tax structure.
  • Of the 13 western states, Washington ranked 4th in per capita state and local taxes in fiscal year 2016. California, Hawaii and Wyoming had higher per capita state and local taxes.
  • State comparisons of state & local taxes per capita are available from the Washington Department of Revenue's Comparative State and Local Taxes.

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Last modified: October 29, 2018
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov