Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

Samuel Stebbins

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15. West Virginia
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.2%
> Income per capita: $38,644 (2nd lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $998 (22nd lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $948 (9th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $758 (8th lowest)

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14. California
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.3%
> Income per capita: $60,156 (6th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,137 (5th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,607 (20th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,246 (17th highest)

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13. Maryland
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.4%
> Income per capita: $60,512 (5th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,390 (2nd highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,623 (18th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $765 (10th lowest)

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12. New Mexico
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.4%
> Income per capita: $39,521 (3rd lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $640 (14th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $792 (4th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,604 (6th highest)

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11. Iowa
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 10.5%
> Income per capita: $47,458 (23rd lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,196 (17th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,632 (17th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,128 (23rd highest)

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