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Taxes In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens

How does Pennsylvania’s tax code compare? Pennsylvania has a flat 3.07 percent individual income tax rate. There are also jurisdictions that collect local income taxes. Pennsylvania has an 8.49 percent corporate income tax rate. Pennsylvania has a 6.00 percent state sales tax rate and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 6.34 percent. Pennsylvania also has a 1.26 percent effective property tax rate on owner-occupied housing value.

Pennsylvania has an inheritance tax. Pennsylvania has a 58.7 cents per gallon gas tax rate and a $2.60 cigarette excise tax rate. The State of Pennsylvania collects $6,264 in state and local tax collections per capita. Pennsylvania has $9,894 in state and local debt per capita and has a 68 percent funded ratio of public pension plans. Overall, Pennsylvania’s tax system ranks 31st on our 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index.

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Pennsylvania is no exception. The first step towards understanding Pennsylvania’s tax code is knowing the basics. How does Pennsylvania collect tax revenue? Click the tabs below to learn more! You can also explore our state tax maps, which are compiled from our annual publication, Facts & Figures 2024: How Does Your State Compare?

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Individual Taxes

Top Individual Income Tax Rate
3.07%See Full Study
State Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita
$1692Rank: 18
State and Local Tax Burden
10.6%Rank: 35See Full Study

Business Taxes

Top Corporate Income Tax Rate
8.49%See Full Study
State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking
31See Full Study

Sales Taxes

State Sales Tax Rate
6.00%Rank: 17See Full Study
Average Local Sales Tax Rate
0.34%See Full Study
Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate
6.34%Rank: 34See Full Study
State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita
$1128Rank: 36
State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)
58.7¢Rank: 3
State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)
$2.60Rank: 14

Property Taxes

Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value
1.26%Rank: 12
State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita
$1681Rank: 27

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