Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

35. Texas
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.7%
> Income per capita: $47,929 (25th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied – the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,872 (13th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,426 (11th highest)

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34. Idaho
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.8%
> Income per capita: $42,094 (8th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $966 (21st lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,018 (13th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $963 (17th lowest)

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33. Colorado
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.8%
> Income per capita: $55,335 (11th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,209 (15th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,542 (24th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,339 (14th highest)

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32. North Carolina
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.0%
> Income per capita: $44,180 (13th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,177 (19th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $974 (10th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,026 (19th lowest)

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31. Michigan
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.1%
> Income per capita: $46,258 (19th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,005 (23rd lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,416 (23rd lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $925 (15th lowest)