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State and Local Tax Burdens Ranked,  Calendar Year 2007

Seniors, please note that these figures are for the general public. Many states, like Pennsylvania for example, make huge concessions for retirees.

 

  State

Tax Burden as a % of income

Rank

Tax per capita

Per Capita Income

  Vermont 14.1% 1 $5,387 $38,306
  Maine 14.0% 2 $5,045 $36,117
  New York 13.8% 3 $6,522 $47,176
  Rhode Island 12.7% 4 $5,291 $41,809
  District of Columbia 12.5%   $7,873 $62,852
  Ohio 12.4% 5 $4,597 $37,020
  Hawaii 12.4% 6 $5,014 $40,455
  Wisconsin 12.3% 7 $4,736 $38,639
  Connecticut 12.2% 8 $6,756 $55,536
  Nebraska 11.9% 9 $4,549 $38,373
  New Jersey 11.6% 10 $5,991 $51,605
  Minnesota 11.5% 11 $4,971 $43,121
  California 11.5% 12 $4,965 $43,338
  Arkansas 11.3% 13 $3,514 $31,145
  Michigan 11.2% 14 $4,202 $37,538
  Kansas 11.2% 15 $4,330 $38,732
  Washington 11.1% 16 $4,604 $41,530
  Louisiana 11.0% 17 $3,808 $34,501
  Iowa 11.0% 18 $4,085 $37,068
  North Carolina 11.0% 19 $3,933 $35,705
  Kentucky 10.9% 20 $3,568 $32,673
  West Virginia 10.9% 21 $3,401 $31,198
  Illinois 10.8% 22 $4,594 $42,428
  Maryland 10.8% 23 $5,341 $49,324
  Pennsylvania 10.8% 24 $4,405 $40,942
  Indiana 10.7% 25 $3,887 $36,169
  South Carolina 10.7% 26 $3,520 $32,790
  Utah 10.7% 27 $3,452 $32,249
  Massachusetts 10.6% 28 $5,419 $51,297
  Mississippi 10.5% 29 $3,103 $29,582
  Colorado 10.4% 30 $4,509 $43,512
  Arizona 10.3% 31 $3,603 $34,836
  Georgia 10.3% 32 $3,615 $35,210
  Virginia 10.2% 33 $4,460 $43,710
  Missouri 10.1% 34 $3,678 $36,341
  Idaho 10.1% 35 $3,367 $33,274
  Nevada 10.1% 36 $4,127 $40,916
  Oregon 10.0% 37 $3,747 $37,356
  Florida 10.0% 38 $3,962 $39,782
  North Dakota 9.9% 39 $3,626 $36,635
  New Mexico 9.8% 40 $3,251 $33,163
  Montana 9.7% 41 $3,353 $34,415
  Wyoming 9.5% 42 $4,340 $45,881
  Texas 9.3% 43 $3,533 $38,005
  South Dakota 9.0% 44 $3,435 $38,072
  Oklahoma 9.0% 45 $3,248 $36,077
  Alabama 8.8% 46 $3,090 $35,007
  Delaware 8.8% 47 $3,804 $43,471
  Tennessee 8.5% 48 $3,054 $35,960
  New Hampshire 8.0% 49 $3,504 $43,745
  Alaska 6.6% 50 $2,729 $41,469
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Census Bureau and Tax Foundation

 

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