Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes


To determine the states where Americans are paying the most taxes, 24/7 Wall St. calculated the state and local tax burdens as a percentage of personal income for all 50 states..

Data on state and local tax collections, including data on individual income, property, and general sales tax collections, came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 Census of Governments. Data on personal income and population, which were used to calculate tax collection per capita, came from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and are for 2017.