The Tax Foundation recently published a state-by-state study on state and local tax burdens. The study lists that tax burdens by state, including a ranking from highest to lowest state taxes.
New York was the “winner” with a state tax burden topping the charts at 12.8%. Alaska has the lowest tax burden at 7.0%. The average tax burden across all states is 9.9%. Here’s a map of the details:
Top 10 States with Highest Taxes
There are three states with taxes that exceed 12%. All in the top 10 are over 10%.
Top 10 States with Lowest Taxes
And here’s the list of the 10 states with the lowest taxes:
And of course, the above tax burden is on top of federal taxes, which currently top out at 35%.
Published or updated October 29, 2012.