States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

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46. Illinois
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 11.0%
> Income per capita: $51,817 (15th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,237 (11th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,007 (10th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $696 (17th lowest)

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47. California
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 11.0%
> Income per capita: $56,374 (6th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,991 (4th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,385 (22nd highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $983 (19th highest)

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48. New Jersey
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 12.2%
> Income per capita: $61,472 (3rd highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,479 (7th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $3,065 (the highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,021 (16th highest)

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49. Connecticut
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 12.6%
> Income per capita: $69,311 (the highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,279 (the highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,774 (3rd highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,137 (8th highest)

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50. New York
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 12.7%
> Income per capita: $59,563 (4th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,208 (2nd highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,581 (5th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $662 (14th lowest)