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Top 10 Highest State and Local Tax Burdens for 2007

Ranked by the Tax Foundation

In its annual report on state and local tax burdens, the Tax Foundation says that “state and local taxes will consume a record-setting 11% of the nation’s income in 2007.” Below are the 10 states in which the state-local tax burden as a percentage of income is greatest. The Tax Foundation compares state and local tax burdens by “combining the different levels of government, counting every tax and comparing those totals” to a measure of income. The entire report is available on the Tax Foundation Website.

1. Vermont—State-Local Tax Burden: 14.1%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $5,387
Per Capita Income: $38,306

2. Maine—State-Local Tax Burden: 14.0%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $5,045
Per Capita Income: $36,117

3. New York—State-Local Tax Burden: 13.8%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $6,522
Per Capita Income: $47,176

4. Rhode Island—State-Local Tax Burden: 12.7%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $5,291
Per Capita Income: $41,809

5. Ohio—State-Local Tax Burden: 12.4%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $4,597
Per Capita Income: $37,020

6. Hawaii—State-Local Tax Burden: 12.4%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $5,014
Per Capita Income: $40,455

7. Wisconsin—State-Local Tax Burden: 12.3%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $4,736
Per Capita Income: $38,639

8. Connecticut—State-Local Tax Burden: 12.2%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $6,756
Per Capita Income: $55,536

9. Nebraska—State-Local Tax Burden: 11.9%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $4,549
Per Capita Income: $38,373

10. New Jersey—State-Local Tax Burden: 11.6%
Per Capita Tax Burden: $5,991
Per Capita Income: $51,605

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