States With The Highest And Lowest Taxes
Americans paid 9.9% of income in state taxes in 2010, up from 9.3% in 2000.
In some U.S. states, the burden on residents relative to their income rose substantially. In New York state, taxes paid per capita rose more than $200, while income per capita fell by more than $1,100. According to the report, residents in New York paid 12.8% of their income on state and local taxes last year. In Alaska, residents paid just 7% of their income in non-federal taxes. Based on the Tax Foundation’s State and Local Tax Burden Rankings for 2010, 24/7 Wall St. identified the states with the largest and smallest tax burden on their residents.