To determine the average tax refund in every state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. States were ranked based on the average tax refund amount issued in the 2019 fiscal year. The state average tax refund figure includes refunds for filings not just by individuals but all filing documents, including corporate taxes, estate taxes, and more. Data on total collections and total number of tax returns filed also came from the IRS.
Supplemental data on median household income and population used to adjust total IRS collections to a per capita figure came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey.
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