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State & local government taxes per capita

Washington state & local government taxes per capita

Inflation-Adjusted to 2019 Dollars

Fiscal Year

Taxes per capita
(Inflation-Adjusted to 2018 Dollars)

2019 $6,075
2018 $5,961
2017 $5,593
2016 $5,371
2015 $5,092
2014 $4,903
2013 $4,814
2012 $4,721
2011 $4,717
2010 $4,570
2009 $4,694
2008 $5,104
2007 $5,145
2006 $4,885
2005 $4,684
2004 $4,539
2003 NA
2002 $4,397
2001 NA
2000 $4,485
1999 $4,482

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  • In fiscal year 2019, Washington ranked 14th among the 50 states in total state and local taxes per capita.
  • In fiscal year 2019, 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 3rd in per capita state and local taxes in fiscal year 2019. California and Hawaii 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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E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Thursday, September 2, 2021
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