State Tax Rates

State Tax Rates

February 18, 2015 | By Keith Martin in Washington, DC

STATE TAX RATES are lower this year for corporations in seven states and the District of Columbia. Arizona reduced its corporate income tax rate from 6.5% in 2014 to 6.0% in 2015. Automatic rate reductions were set in motion in 2011 that will lead eventually to a 4.9% corporate tax rate in 2017.

The District of Columbia reduced its corporate income tax rate from 9.975% in 2014 to 9.4% in 2015.

In Indiana, the rate went from 7.5% to 7% and will fall to 6.5% after June 30. The rate will be reduced by 0.5% a year through 2016, and then fall by another 0.25% a year until it reaches 4.9%.

The corporate income tax rate in North Carolina fell a full percentage point, from 6% in 2014 to 5% in 2015. Future reductions are expected, but will depend on general fund tax collections the year before.

Rhode Island reduced its corporate income tax rate from 9% to 7%.

In New Mexico, the rate fell from 7.3% to 6.9%. The rate will continue to fall by 0.3% to 0.4% a year until it settles at 5.9% in 2018.

The Texas margin tax for retail and wholesale entities fell from 0.5% to 0.475%. The rate for other entities fell from 1% to 0.95%.

Keith Martin in Washington