Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

Samuel Stebbins

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30. Washington
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.1%
> Income per capita: $58,550 (7th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied – the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,498 (25th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $2,476 (the highest)

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29. Utah
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.2%
> Income per capita: $44,002 (12th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,167 (21st highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,037 (14th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,071 (22nd lowest)

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28. Kentucky
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.5%
> Income per capita: $40,999 (5th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,313 (13th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $831 (5th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $784 (11th lowest)

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27. Kansas
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.5%
> Income per capita: $48,869 (24th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $800 (17th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,552 (23rd highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,477 (9th highest)

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26. Nevada
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.6%
> Income per capita: $46,914 (22nd lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied – the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,012 (11th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,846 (4th highest)

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