Overall Rating for Middle-Class Families: Most tax-friendly
Washington’s sales tax is a 6.5 percent levy, but just like the rest of the states found on this list, municipalities poke into the state’s business, here too, adding up to 4 percent to that. The average combined rate in Washington is 9.23 percent. However, prescription drugs and grocery items are fully exempt. Clothing and motor vehicles, on the other hand, are taxable.
But here comes the good news: Washington has virtually no state income tax! And if you’re planning to purchase a home in Washington, you should expect to pay $929 per $100,000 of assessed home value.