Special Report

States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

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25. Massachusetts
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.6%
> Income per capita: $68,233 (2nd highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,145 (4th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $2,434 (6th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $909 (14th lowest)

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24. Arkansas
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.6%
> Income per capita: $41,520 (6th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $922 (20th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $740 (3rd lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,511 (8th highest)

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23. Delaware
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.7%
> Income per capita: $50,350 (21st highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,297 (14th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $923 (8th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $0 (0 – the lowest)

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22. Pennsylvania
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.7%
> Income per capita: $53,144 (16th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $1,339 (12th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,528 (25th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $894 (13th lowest)

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21. Oregon
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 9.8%
> Income per capita: $48,372 (25th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $2,021 (6th highest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,487 (24th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $0 (0 – the lowest)