Residents and visitors to Pennsylvania paid $40.7 billion in taxes in 2018


Pennsylvania collected $40.7 billion in taxes in 2018, a 6 percent increase from the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

Most tax revenue came from sales and gross receipts taxes ($21 billion) and income taxes ($15.3 billion).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

2018 Pennsylvania Tax Collections
Type of Tax
Amount
Property taxes
$34,399,000
Sales and gross receipts taxes
$21,034,252,000
License taxes
$2,721,979,000
Income taxes
$15,287,269,000
Other taxes
$1,631,646,000
General sales and gross receipts taxes
$10,920,832,000
Selective sales and gross receipts taxes
$10,113,420,000
Alcoholic beverages sales tax
$397,092,000
Amusements sales tax
$1,429,632,000
Insurance premiums sales tax
$836,186,000
Motor fuels sales tax
$3,375,429,000
Pari-mutuels sales tax
$10,182,000
Public utilities sales tax
$1,155,009,000
Tobacco products sales tax
$1,372,695,000
Other selective sales and gross receipts taxes
$1,537,195,000
Alcoholic beverages license
$51,644,000
Amusements license
$215,406,000
Corporations in general license
$5,717,000
Hunting and fishing license
$76,245,000
Motor vehicle license
$1,183,964,000
Motor vehicle operators license
$72,896,000
Public utilities license
$56,798,000
Occupation and business license, nec
$1,038,215,000
Other license taxes
$21,094,000
Individual income taxes
$12,800,890,000
Corporations net income taxes
$2,486,379,000
Death and gift taxes
$982,470,000
Documentary and stock transfer taxes
$625,056,000
Severance taxes
$0
Taxes, nec
$24,120,000

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