States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

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1. Alaska
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 6.5%
> Income per capita: $55,646 (8th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied — the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,639 (4th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $0 (tied — the lowest)

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2. Wyoming
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 7.1%
> Income per capita: $55,116 (9th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied — the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,109 (9th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,384 (5th highest)

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3. South Dakota
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 7.1%
> Income per capita: $47,834 (22nd highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied — the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,301 (24th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,131 (9th highest)

4. Tennessee
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 7.3%
> Income per capita: $43,326 (18th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $46 (8th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $830 (7th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $992 (18th highest)

5. Louisiana
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 7.6%
> Income per capita: $42,298 (13th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $639 (12th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $839 (8th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $627 (12th lowest)