Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

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5. Illinois
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 11.0%
> Income per capita: $54,203 (14th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,076 (22nd highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,087 (9th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $707 (18th lowest)

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4. California
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 11.0%
> Income per capita: $59,796 (6th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,055 (4th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,451 (21st highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $997 (21st highest)

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3. New Jersey
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 12.2%
> Income per capita: $64,537 (4th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,488 (7th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $3,074 (the highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,032 (16th highest)

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2. Connecticut
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 12.6%
> Income per capita: $71,823 (the highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,106 (3rd highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,847 (3rd highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,046 (15th highest)

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1. New York
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 12.7%
> Income per capita: $64,540 (3rd highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,345 (the highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,697 (4th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $682 (15th lowest)

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