Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

Samuel Stebbins

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10. Connecticut
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.6%
> Income per capita: $72,213 (the highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,227 (3rd highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $3,020 (3rd highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,185 (19th highest)

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9. Rhode Island
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.6%
> Income per capita: $52,379 (18th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,173 (20th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,407 (7th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $943 (16th lowest)

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8. Illinois
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.7%
> Income per capita: $53,943 (14th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,037 (24th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,239 (8th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,127 (24th highest)

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7. New Jersey
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.7%
> Income per capita: $64,924 (4th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,570 (8th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $3,276 (2nd highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,079 (23rd lowest)

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6. Minnesota
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 11.2%
> Income per capita: $54,919 (13th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,968 (7th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,599 (21st highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,097 (25th lowest)

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