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State & local government taxes per capita

Washington state & local government taxes per capita

Inflation-Adjusted to 2015 Dollars

Fiscal Year

Taxes per capita
(Inflation-Adjusted to 2015 Dollars)

2015 $4,807
2014 $4,629
2013 $4,543
2012 $4,456
2011 $4,453
2010 $4,310
2009 $4,426
2008 $4,823
2007 $4,861
2006 $4,610
2005 $4,417
2004 $4,281
2003 NA
2002 $4,139
2001 NA
2000 $4,219
1999 $4,215
1998 $4,111
1997 $4,069
1996 $3,935
1995 $3,906
1994 $3,812

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  • In fiscal year 2015, Washington ranked 17th among the 50 states in total state and local taxes per capita.
  • In fiscal year 2015, 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 2015. 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: February 26, 2018
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