Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

Samuel Stebbins

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40. Georgia
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.4%
> Income per capita: $44,536 (14th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,054 (25th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,161 (18th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $892 (12th lowest)

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39. Montana
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.6%
> Income per capita: $45,312 (17th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,119 (24th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,567 (22nd highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $0 (0 – the lowest)

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38. South Dakota
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.6%
> Income per capita: $49,554 (22nd highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied – the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,621 (19th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,648 (5th highest)

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37. Indiana
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.6%
> Income per capita: $45,225 (16th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $909 (19th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,041 (16th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,135 (22nd highest)

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36. Virginia
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.7%
> Income per capita: $55,306 (12th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,542 (9th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,652 (16th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $642 (7th lowest)

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