To rank the state’s tax burdens, the Tax Foundation compared the total taxes that state residents pay as a percentage of per capita income. Included in the total taxes are local taxes such as property taxes and local sales taxes.
States With The Lowest Taxes
The states whose residents pay the least in taxes are:
- Alaska at 6.4% of income
- Nevada at 6.6% of income
- Wyoming at 7% of income
- Florida at 7.4% of income
- New Hampshire at 7.6% of income
It’s interesting to note that none of these states have an individual state income tax.
States With The Highest Taxes
At the bottom of the Tax Foundation’s rankings were these states, with the highest tax burdens in the nation: