To determine the states where Americans are paying the most taxes, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on state tax burdens from tax policy nonprofit the Tax Foundation. States were ranked based on total state and local taxes paid by each state’s residents as a percentage of that state’s net national product in 2019. Net national product is a measure of the market value of the goods and services produced by U.S. residents less the value of the fixed capital used in production, or depreciation, and is effectively equivalent to net national income plus taxes. Estimates of state and local taxes reflect tax payments made to state and local governments.
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