State & Local Tax Rankings

If you fiddle around with the NYT’s wonderful interactive tax tool, you’ll find that state & local taxes are generally less progressive than the federal income tax.  because real estate taxes are based on property value (ad valorem), they can be very high shares of income for low income people.

The Tax Foundation has ranked all the states in terms of the average burden of state and local taxes.  Naturally, the states where I work and live are #1 and #2.

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