Montana ranks 28th in the U.S. for the most public utilities sales tax paid in 2018.


In 2018, Montana collected $41.7 million in public utilities sales tax, ranking it 28th in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

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.

U.S. public utilities sales tax by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
Florida
$2,387,900,000
2
Illinois
$1,439,894,000
3
Pennsylvania
$1,155,009,000
4
New Jersey
$978,816,000
5
Ohio
$927,171,000
6
New York
$877,490,000
7
Alabama
$747,657,000
8
California
$688,489,000
9
Texas
$630,057,000
10
Washington
$500,703,000
11
Wisconsin
$361,696,000
12
Connecticut
$261,184,000
13
Indiana
$202,149,000
14
District of Columbia
$179,065,000
15
Maryland
$145,437,000
16
West Virginia
$119,736,000
17
Hawaii
$117,641,000
18
Virginia
$116,584,000
19
Kentucky
$61,126,000
20
Rhode Island
$59,651,000
21
Delaware
$53,228,000
22
North Dakota
$49,663,000
23
New Hampshire
$48,987,000
24
Nevada
$46,300,000
25
Nebraska
$44,942,000
26
Oklahoma
$43,755,000
27
Michigan
$42,471,000
28
Montana
$41,718,000
29
Iowa
$39,039,000
30
New Mexico
$31,747,000
31
South Carolina
$29,003,000
32
Utah
$24,351,000
33
Arizona
$21,805,000
34
Maine
$21,573,000
35
Louisiana
$9,349,000
36
Vermont
$8,878,000
37
Oregon
$8,757,000
38
Tennessee
$8,520,000
39
Wyoming
$4,893,000
40
Alaska
$4,819,000
41
South Dakota
$3,510,000
42
Idaho
$2,592,000
43
Mississippi
$1,496,000
44
Kansas
$373,000
45
North Carolina
$322,000
46
Minnesota
$54,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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