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States With the Largest Average Tax Refund

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5. Texas
> Average federal tax refund: $3,684
> Median household income: $64,034 (22nd highest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $10,082 (19th highest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 52.1% (8th most)

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4. Illinois
> Average federal tax refund: $3,724
> Median household income: $69,187 (17th highest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $12,806 (11th highest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 49.0% (21st most)

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3. Connecticut
> Average federal tax refund: $4,018
> Median household income: $78,833 (6th highest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $16,014 (4th highest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 46.8% (17th fewest)

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2. New Jersey
> Average federal tax refund: $4,502
> Median household income: $85,751 (3rd highest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $15,791 (5th highest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 45.6% (12th fewest)

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1. Delaware
> Average federal tax refund: $8,766
> Median household income: $70,176 (16th highest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $20,615 (the highest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 45.6% (13th fewest)

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