Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

Samuel Stebbins

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5. Maine
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 11.4%
> Income per capita: $46,570 (20th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,150 (23rd highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,138 (9th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,080 (24th lowest)

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4. Vermont
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 11.6%
> Income per capita: $51,976 (19th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,191 (18th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,670 (5th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $627 (6th lowest)

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3. Hawaii
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 12.5%
> Income per capita: $53,145 (15th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,471 (10th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,236 (20th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $2,431 (2nd highest)

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2. North Dakota
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 12.7%
> Income per capita: $52,669 (17th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $423 (10th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,654 (15th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,476 (10th highest)

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1. New York
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 13.8%
> Income per capita: $65,644 (3rd highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,877 (the highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,902 (4th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,551 (7th highest)

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