States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

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20. North Carolina
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.8%
> Income per capita: $44,222 (13th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,186 (12th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $952 (10th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $708 (19th lowest)

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19. West Virginia
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.8%
> Income per capita: $38,479 (2nd lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,009 (24th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $888 (9th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $704 (17th lowest)

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18. Ohio
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.8%
> Income per capita: $46,732 (22nd lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $703 (15th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,271 (23rd lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,052 (14th highest)

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17. Arkansas
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.1%
> Income per capita: $41,046 (6th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $931 (22nd lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $699 (3rd lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,109 (8th highest)

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16. Delaware
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.2%
> Income per capita: $49,673 (21st highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,168 (17th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $855 (6th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $0 (tied – the lowest)