States With the Largest Average Tax Refund

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45. West Virginia
> Average federal tax refund: $2,619 (6th smallest)
> Median household income: $43,385 (2nd lowest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $3,777 (the lowest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 59% (the highest)

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44. Rhode Island
> Average federal tax refund: $2,626 (7th smallest)
> Median household income: $60,596 (18th highest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $13,827 (6th highest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 52% (18th highest)

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43. South Carolina
> Average federal tax refund: $2,639 (8th smallest)
> Median household income: $49,501 (10th lowest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $5,137 (4th lowest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 53% (13th highest)

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42. New Mexico
> Average federal tax refund: $2,650 (9th smallest)
> Median household income: $46,748 (7th lowest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $4,199 (2nd lowest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 53% (11th highest)

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41. Michigan
> Average federal tax refund: $2,657 (10th smallest)
> Median household income: $52,492 (18th lowest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $8,182 (20th lowest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 53% (14th highest)