States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

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11. Mississippi
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.6%
> Income per capita: $35,484 (the lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $596 (11th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $916 (10th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,144 (7th highest)

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12. New Mexico
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.7%
> Income per capita: $38,474 (3rd lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $662 (13th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $731 (4th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,082 (11th highest)

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13. Montana
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.7%
> Income per capita: $42,947 (16th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,143 (18th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,465 (17th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $0 (tied — the lowest)

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14. Alabama
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.7%
> Income per capita: $38,896 (4th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $687 (14th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $522 (the lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $507 (7th lowest)

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15. Arizona
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.8%
> Income per capita: $40,415 (9th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $551 (10th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $986 (18th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $947 (22nd highest)