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State & local government taxes per capita

Washington state & local government taxes per capita

Inflation-Adjusted to 2018 Dollars

Fiscal Year

Taxes per capita
(Inflation-Adjusted to 2018 Dollars)

2018 $5,856
2017 $5,503
2016 $5,296
2015 $5,049
2014 $4,832
2013 $4,744
2012 $4,644
2011 $4,617
2010 $4,503
2009 $4,655
2008 $5,007
2007 $5,044
2006 $4,795
2005 $4,578
2004 $4,446
2003 NA
2002 $4,320
2001 NA
2000 $4,385
1999 $4,397
1998 $4,311

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  • In fiscal year 2018, Washington ranked 12th among the 50 states in total state and local taxes per capita.
  • In fiscal year 2018, 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 2018. 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
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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