Special Report

The Most Tax-Friendly States for the Rich

35. West Virginia
> Effective tax rate for top 1% of earners: 7.4%
> Effective tax rate for middle 20% of earners: 8.5% (14th lowest)
> Avg. income for top 1%: $702,400 (the lowest)
> State & local tax revenue from sales taxes: 18.4% (16th lowest)
> State & local tax revenue from income taxes: 25.8% (18th highest)

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34. Kansas
> Effective tax rate for top 1% of earners: 7.4%
> Effective tax rate for middle 20% of earners: 10.6% (15th highest)
> Avg. income for top 1%: $1.29 million (22nd highest)
> State & local tax revenue from sales taxes: 32.1% (13th highest)
> State & local tax revenue from income taxes: 17.1% (14th lowest)

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33. Idaho
> Effective tax rate for top 1% of earners: 7.2%
> Effective tax rate for middle 20% of earners: 8.1% (7th lowest)
> Avg. income for top 1%: $1.04 million (13th lowest)
> State & local tax revenue from sales taxes: 26.5% (20th highest)
> State & local tax revenue from income taxes: 25.8% (19th highest)

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32. Georgia
> Effective tax rate for top 1% of earners: 7.0%
> Effective tax rate for middle 20% of earners: 9.8% (22nd highest)
> Avg. income for top 1%: $1.16 million (25th lowest)
> State & local tax revenue from sales taxes: 24.1% (25th highest)
> State & local tax revenue from income taxes: 27.7% (14th highest)

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31. Virginia
> Effective tax rate for top 1% of earners: 7.0%
> Effective tax rate for middle 20% of earners: 9.2% (20th lowest)
> Avg. income for top 1%: $1.42 million (17th highest)
> State & local tax revenue from sales taxes: 13.8% (8th lowest)
> State & local tax revenue from income taxes: 31.9% (8th highest)

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