Special Report

States With the Largest Average Tax Refund

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35. North Carolina
> Average federal tax refund: $2,830
> Median household income: $57,341 (12th lowest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $8,369 (21st lowest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 50.6% (14th most)

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34. North Dakota
> Average federal tax refund: $2,840
> Median household income: $64,577 (20th highest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $8,713 (23rd lowest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 43.3% (5th fewest)

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33. Utah
> Average federal tax refund: $2,916
> Median household income: $75,780 (11th highest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $7,591 (14th lowest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 46.0% (14th fewest)

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32. Iowa
> Average federal tax refund: $2,922
> Median household income: $61,691 (21st lowest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $7,897 (16th lowest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 47.8% (23rd fewest)

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31. Missouri
> Average federal tax refund: $2,927
> Median household income: $57,409 (13th lowest)
> Federal tax collections per capita: $10,452 (15th highest)
> Pct. filings receiving refunds: 48.5% (23rd most)

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