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State & local taxes per $1,000 personal income

Washington state & local taxes per $1,000 personal income

Fiscal Year Taxes Per $1,000 Personal Income
2014 $90.50
2013 $93.02
2012 $90.72
2011 $94.80
2010 $94.48
2009 $96.82
2008 $105.49
2007 $109.28
2006 $109.43
2005 $103.31
2004 $103.53
2003 NA
2002 $98.91
2001 NA
2000 $105.06
1999 $108.96
1998 $113.85
1997 $118.18
1996 $118.67
1995 $119.93
1994 $118.70
1993 $114.68

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  • Between 1995 and 2014 Washington's rank among the 50 states in state and local taxes per $1,000 of personal income fell from 11th to 36th.
  • In 2000, Washington's state and local taxes per $1,000 of personal income dipped below the average of all the states for the first time since 1985.
  • In the 2003-2007 period, the ready availability of consumer credit and a quickly appreciating housing market helped spur consumer spending, resulting in a rebound in taxes relative to personal income.
  • A combination of higher-than-average personal income growth, a state spending limit holding down expenditures, and tax cuts through the legislative and initiative processes, pushed taxes down beginning in 1995.
  • State comparisons of state & local taxes relative to personal income are available from the Washington Department of Revenue's Comparative State and Local Taxes.

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Last modified: Dec. 21, 2016
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