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The facts on Wyoming’s Tax Climate
0%Individual Income Tax
0%Corporate Income Tax
$2633Property taxCollections Per Capita
Wyoming's Individual Income Tax System
Wyoming levies no individual income tax, joining seven other states with the same policy: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.
50-State Table of Individual Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State Individual Income Tax Collections
50-State Table of State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita
Wyoming's Corporate Income Tax System
Wyoming levies no corporate income tax, joining three other states with the same policy: Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
50-State Table of Corporate Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State and Local Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
50-State Table of State Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
Wyoming Sales and Excise Taxes
Wyoming levies a 4% general sales or use tax on consumers, which is below the national median of 6%. The average local sales tax rate is an additional 1.34%. Wyoming's state and local governments collect $1719 per person in general sales taxes and $214 per person in excise taxes, for a combined figure of $1932, which ranks 3rd highest nationally. Wyoming's gasoline tax stands at 14¢ (2nd lowest nationally), while its cigarette tax stands at $0.6 (12th lowest nationally.)
50-State Table of State and Local General and Selective Sales Tax Collections Per Capita
Wyoming Property Tax Collections Relatively High
Wyoming's state and local governments collected approximately $2633 per person in property taxes, which ranks 2nd highest nationally.
State and local property tax collections per capita by state
Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 16th in Wyoming
Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2013, Wyoming taxpayers worked until April 16th (17th latest nationally) to pay their total tax bill. The Tax Freedom Days of neighboring states are: Montana, April 10th (ranked 19th earliest nationally); South Dakota, April 4th (ranked 6th earliest nationally); Nebraska, April 12th (ranked 23rd earliest nationally); Colorado, April 17th (ranked 16th latest nationally); Utah, April 13th (ranked 24th earliest nationally); and Idaho, April 9th (ranked 15th earliest nationally).
Wyoming's State and Local Tax Burden Below National Average
Wyoming's 2010 tax burden of 7.77% ranks 5th lowest out of 50 states, and is below the national average of 9.9%. Wyoming's taxpayers pay $3721 per capita in state and local taxes.
Wyoming's State-Local Tax Burden, 1977-Present
Other States' State/Local Tax Burdens
Map of U.S. Showing all State's Burdens and Ranks
Historical Chart Comparing All States' State/Local Tax Burdens from 1977 to 2009
Wyoming's 2014 Business Tax Climate Index Ranks 1
Wyoming ranks 1st in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes, individual income taxes, sales taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property. The ranks of neighboring states are as follows: Montana, 7th, South Dakota, 2nd, Nebraska, 34th, Colorado, 19th, Utah, 9th, and Idaho, 18th.
50-State Comparison of Business Tax Climates (data only) (2013)
2014 State Business Tax Climate Index (full study)
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