Texas residents pay 8.7% of their income in state, local taxation

Taxpayers in Texas pay 8.7 percent of their income per capita to state and local governments, the 16th-lowest percentage out of all 50 states, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St.

State residents pay zero in state income taxes, roughly $1,872 in property taxes per capita, and $1,426 in general sales tax collections, according to the report.

Nationally, taxpayers pay an average of 9.8 percent in state and local taxes, or just over $5,000 every year, the analysis found. Federal taxes were excluded from the study.

On average, property taxes make up the largest proportion of state and local government revenues nationwide, and states with higher property tax rates tend to have the highest overall state and local levies, 24/7 Wall St. found.

Seven states lack a state income tax, many of which have the lowest tax burdens among the 50 states, according to the analysis.

Where Are Americans Paying the Most in State and Local Taxes?

Rank State Taxes Paid as % of Income Income per Capita Income Tax Collections per Capita Property Tax Collections per Capita General Sales Tax Collections per Capita
1 New York 13.8% $65,644 $2,877 $2,902 $1,551
2 North Dakota 12.7% $52,669 $423 $1,654 $1,476
3 Hawaii 12.5% $53,145 $1,471 $1,236 $2,431
4 Vermont 11.6% $51,976 $1,191 $2,670 $627
5 Maine 11.4% $46,570 $1,150 $2,138 $1,080
6 Minnesota 11.2% $54,919 $1,968 $1,599 $1,097
7 New Jersey 10.7% $64,924 $1,570 $3,276 $1,079
8 Illinois 10.7% $53,943 $1,037 $2,239 $1,127
9 Rhode Island 10.6% $52,379 $1,173 $2,407 $943
10 Connecticut 10.6% $72,213 $2,227 $3,020 $1,185
11 Iowa 10.5% $47,458 $1,196 $1,632 $1,128
12 New Mexico 10.4% $39,521 $640 $792 $1,604
13 Maryland 10.4% $60,512 $2,390 $1,623 $765
14 California 10.3% $60,156 $2,137 $1,607 $1,246
15 West Virginia 10.2% $38,644 $998 $948 $758
16 Mississippi 10.1% $36,375 $614 $1,017 $1,180
17 Nebraska 10.1% $50,663 $1,162 $1,957 $1,167
18 Ohio 10.0% $46,651 $1,207 $1,316 $1,337
19 Wisconsin 9.9% $49,290 $1,345 $1,655 $969
20 Louisiana 9.9% $43,938 $632 $901 $1,851
21 Oregon 9.8% $48,372 $2,021 $1,487 $0
22 Pennsylvania 9.7% $53,144 $1,339 $1,528 $894
23 Delaware 9.7% $50,350 $1,297 $923 $0
24 Arkansas 9.6% $41,520 $922 $740 $1,511
25 Massachusetts 9.6% $68,233 $2,145 $2,434 $909
26 Nevada 9.6% $46,914 $0 $1,012 $1,846
27 Kansas 9.5% $48,869 $800 $1,552 $1,477
28 Kentucky 9.5% $40,999 $1,313 $831 $784
29 Utah 9.2% $44,002 $1,167 $1,037 $1,071
30 Washington 9.1% $58,550 $0 $1,493 $2,476
31 Michigan 9.1% $46,258 $1,005 $1,416 $925
32 North Carolina 9.0% $44,180 $1,177 $974 $1,026
33 Colorado 8.8% $55,335 $1,209 $1,542 $1,339
34 Idaho 8.8% $42,094 $966 $1,018 $963
35 Texas 8.7% $47,929 $0 $1,872 $1,426
36 Virginia 8.7% $55,306 $1,542 $1,652 $642
37 Indiana 8.6% $45,225 $909 $1,041 $1,135
38 South Dakota 8.6% $45,312 $1,119 $1,567 $0
39 Montana 8.6% $45,312 $1,119 $1,567 $0
40 Georgia 8.4% $44,536 $1,054 $1,161 $892
41 New Hampshire 8.4% $58,397 $49 $3,307 $0
42 South Carolina 8.4% $42,081 $825 $1,201 $760
43 Missouri 8.4% $45,744 $1,073 $1,039 $1,048
44 Wyoming 8.3% $56,377 $0 $2,089 $1,116
45 Alabama 8.3% $40,467 $769 $582 $1,039
46 Arizona 8.2% $42,505 $489 $1,099 $1,371
47 Oklahoma 8.1% $43,634 $794 $730 $1,185
48 Florida 7.6% $47,869 $0 $1,330 $1,323
49 Tennessee 7.6% $44,950 $37 $876 $1,393
50 Alaska 7.2% $56,794 $0 $2,120 $316

Source: 24/7 Wall St.



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