State of Washington Income Tax Washington State Income Tax
Tax Year 2023

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QuickFact: The average family pays $0.00 in Washington income taxes. [1]
Rank: 43rd out of 51

Washington Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 7.000%

Note: Washington's income tax has a single flat tax rate for all income.

Note: We don't currently have Washington's income tax brackets for tax year 2024. Until updated 2024 tax rates become available for Washington, the tax brackets shown above and used in the income tax calculator will be from tax year 2023.

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

Washington Income Tax Calculator

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You can use our free Washington income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Washington income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

The Washington Income Tax

Washington collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Washington's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

Notably, Washington has the highest maximum marginal tax bracket in the United States. You can learn more about how the Washington income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

While Washington collects no personal income tax, it does levy a Business & Occupation Tax on the gross receipts of almost all businesses located in the state. The tax amount varies by industry.

There are 263 days left until Tax Day, on April 16th 2025. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2020 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

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Washington Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Washington income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Washington tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Washington, see the list of Washington income tax deductions.

4.1 - Washington Standard Deduction

What is the WA Standard Deduction for 2024? Unlike many other states, Washington has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Washington income tax return.

4.2 - Washington Personal Exemptions

Washington has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Washington Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Washington does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Washington Itemized Deductions

Not applicable.

Washington Income Tax Forms provides easy access to of the most commonly used Washington income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Washington tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Washington Tax Table
Printable Washington Tax Table & Tax Reference provides a printable Washington datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Washington tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.

Getting Your Washington Tax Refund

Your Washington Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Washington, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Washington tax refund, you can visit the Washington Income Tax Refund page.


  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2024 Washington income tax rates are released, provisional 2024 tax rates are based on Washington's 2023 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2024 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Washington and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Washington tax forms are sourced from the Washington income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Washington forms you are using are up-to-date.