State tax levels in the United States

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State tax levels indicate both the tax burden and the services a state can afford to provide residents.

States use a different combination of sales, income, excise taxes, and user fees. Some are levied directly from residents and others are levied indirectly. This table includes the per capita tax collected at the state level.

Note, however, that this table does not necessarily reflect the actual tax burdens borne directly by individual persons or businesses in a state. For example, the direct state tax burden on individuals in Alaska is far lower than the table would indicate. The state has no direct personal income tax and does not collect a sales tax at the state level, although it allows local governments to collect their own sales taxes. Alaska collects most of its revenue from corporate taxes on the oil and gas industry.

Note also that this table does not take into consideration the taxing and spending of local governments within states, which can vary widely, and sometimes disproportionately with state tax burdens.

State Government Tax Collections (2012)[edit]

This data is collected by the United States Census Bureau for state governments during fiscal year 2012. These statistics include tax collections for state governments only; they do not include tax collections from local governments.[1]

Sales Taxes[A]
($ thousands)
Income Taxes[B]
($ thousands)
Property Taxes[C]
($ thousands)
License Taxes
($ thousands)
Other Taxes[D]
($ thousands)
Total Taxes
($ thousands)
Population[E] Per capita ($)
State  %  %  %  %  %
Alabama 4,626,357 51% 3,430,690 38% 321,530 4% 517,676 6% 153,041 2% 9,049,294 4,822,023 1,876.66
Alaska 248,432 4% 663,144 9% 215,407 3% 135,055 2% 5,787,360 82% 7,049,398 731,449 9,637.58
Arizona 8,066,124 62% 3,741,713 29% 754,428 6% 370,222 3% 40,778 0% 12,973,265 6,553,255 1,979.67
Arkansas 3,982,832 48% 2,805,985 34% 1,008,707 12% 355,768 4% 131,208 2% 8,284,500 2,949,131 2,809.13
California 41,341,188 36% 62,973,435 55% 2,079,878 2% 8,658,041 8% 37,112 0% 115,089,654 38,041,430 3,025.38
Colorado 4,090,645 40% 5,367,851 52% X X 616,752 6% 175,380 2% 10,250,628 5,187,582 1,975.99
Connecticut 6,678,117 43% 7,996,509 52% X X 416,396 3% 309,996 2% 15,401,018 3,590,347 4,289.56
Delaware 491,044 15% 1,455,159 43% X X 1,230,384 37% 170,365 5% 3,346,952 917,092 3,649.53
Florida 27,267,196 83% 2,003,490 6% 140 0% 2,205,376 7% 1,520,810 5% 32,997,012 19,317,568 1,708.13
Georgia 7,253,554 44% 8,733,047 53% 68,951 0% 505,618 3% 15,733 0% 16,576,903 9,919,945 1,671.07
Hawaii 3,581,652 65% 1,621,002 29% X X 258,795 5% 54,697 1% 5,516,146 1,392,313 3,961.86
Idaho 1,664,615 49% 1,401,924 42% X X 299,443 9% 8,322 0% 3,374,304 1,595,728 2,114.59
Illinois 14,295,688 39% 19,006,849 52% 65,106 0% 2,602,296 7% 287,823 1% 36,257,762 12,875,255 2,816.08
Indiana 9,172,715 58% 5,724,366 36% 0 0% 629,260 4% 178,166 1% 15,704,507 6,537,334 2,402.28
Iowa 3,532,811 45% 3,455,485 44% X X 751,627 10% 92,465 1% 7,832,388 3,074,186 2,547.79
Kansas 3,685,595 50% 3,209,321 43% 74,413 1% 315,411 4% 133,601 2% 7,418,341 2,885,905 2,570.54
Kentucky 5,034,577 48% 4,087,239 39% 529,567 5% 463,793 4% 390,618 4% 10,505,794 4,380,415 2,398.36
Louisiana 4,888,854 54% 2,764,995 31% 50,937 1% 402,212 4% 887,055 10% 8,994,053 4,601,893 1,954.42
Maine 1,748,815 46% 1,674,044 44% 38,360 1% 252,404 7% 63,507 2% 3,777,130 1,329,192 2,841.67
Maryland 7,173,515 42% 7,996,961 47% 755,937 4% 730,878 4% 381,203 2% 17,038,494 5,884,563 2,895.46
Massachusetts 7,319,030 32% 13,935,232 61% 4,441 0% 899,682 4% 647,259 3% 22,805,644 6,646,144 3,431.41
Michigan 12,654,547 53% 7,725,070 32% 1,911,188 8% 1,414,986 6% 213,950 1% 23,919,741 9,883,360 2,420.20
Minnesota 9,139,154 44% 9,054,106 44% 807,700 4% 1,186,734 6% 372,846 2% 20,560,540 5,379,139 3,822.27
Mississippi 4,396,669 63% 1,896,945 27% 23,982 0% 517,982 7% 117,784 2% 6,953,362 2,984,926 2,329.49
Missouri 4,764,940 44% 5,433,367 50% 29,409 0% 563,570 5% 10,766 0% 10,802,052 6,021,988 1,793.77
Montana 544,733 22% 1,032,541 42% 257,189 10% 315,571 13% 309,290 13% 2,459,324 1,005,141 2,446.75
Nebraska 2,059,913 48% 2,072,640 48% 78 0% 183,035 4% 17,091 0% 4,332,757 1,855,525 2,335.06
Nevada 5,231,962 77% 0 0% 234,522 3% 583,829 9% 724,799 11% 6,775,112 2,758,931 2,455.70
New Hampshire 875,037 40% 602,866 27% 380,682 17% 265,555 12% 84,061 4% 2,208,201 1,320,718 1,671.97
New Jersey 12,009,552 44% 13,057,551 48% 5,650 0% 1,425,441 5% 957,981 3% 27,456,175 8,864,590 3,097.29
New Mexico 2,653,449 52% 1,431,515 28% 60,183 1% 180,259 4% 767,736 15% 5,093,142 2,085,538 2,442.12
New York 22,869,327 32% 43,339,857 61% X X 1,926,804 3% 3,409,757 5% 71,545,745 19,570,261 3,655.84
North Carolina 9,539,299 42% 11,603,868 51% X X 1,475,960 6% 94,230 0% 22,713,357 9,752,073 2,329.08
North Dakota 1,594,529 28% 648,149 12% 2,398 0% 187,847 3% 3,187,113 57% 5,620,036 699,628 8,032.89
Ohio 13,119,734 51% 9,147,103 35% X X 3,580,483 14% 76,704 0% 25,924,024 11,544,225 2,245.63
Oklahoma 3,724,416 42% 3,220,385 36% X X 1,032,981 12% 861,517 10% 8,839,299 3,814,820 2,317.09
Oregon 1,398,998 16% 6,258,923 72% 15,710 0% 903,132 10% 122,863 1% 8,699,626 3,899,353 2,231.04
Pennsylvania 17,151,633 52% 11,939,487 36% 38,452 0% 2,646,493 8% 1,173,852 4% 32,949,917 12,763,536 2,581.57
Rhode Island 1,477,992 52% 1,203,959 43% 2,095 0% 107,595 4% 35,862 1% 2,827,503 1,050,292 2,692.11
South Carolina 4,198,261 52% 3,349,738 42% 8,811 0% 449,727 6% 29,945 0% 8,036,482 4,723,723 1,701.30
South Dakota 1,197,116 79% 59,837 4% X X 250,572 16% 13,952 1% 1,521,477 833,354 1,825.73
Tennessee 8,962,195 75% 1,408,141 12% X X 1,282,015 11% 329,994 3% 11,982,345 6,456,243 1,855.93
Texas 37,431,966 77% 0 0% X X 7,509,000 15% 3,655,582 8% 48,596,548 26,059,203 1,864.85
Utah 2,722,128 47% 2,725,073 47% X X 255,677 4% 107,075 2% 5,809,953 2,855,287 2,034.81
Vermont 968,303 35% 695,029 25% 948,749 34% 101,161 4% 44,128 2% 2,757,370 626,011 4,404.67
Virginia 5,853,266 32% 11,054,938 61% 34,297 0% 777,187 4% 417,898 2% 18,137,586 8,185,867 2,215.72
Washington 14,171,443 80% 0 0% 1,897,095 11% 994,819 6% 561,358 3% 17,624,715 6,897,012 2,555.41
West Virginia 2,559,586 48% 1,948,131 37% 6,039 0% 137,670 3% 634,347 12% 5,285,773 1,855,413 2,848.84
Wisconsin 7,008,022 44% 7,696,502 48% 155,571 1% 1,077,742 7% 57,498 0% 15,995,335 5,726,398 2,793.26
Wyoming 1,120,203 44% 0 0% 316,734 12% 140,045 5% 974,009 38% 2,550,991 576,412 4,425.64
Total 377,541,729 47% 322,654,162 40% 13,104,336 2% 54,090,961 7% 30,830,487 4% 798,221,675 313,914,040 2,542.80

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes alcohol, fuel, and tobacco taxes
  2. ^ Includes both personal and business income
  3. ^ Only includes taxes collected at the state level
  4. ^ Includes inheritance, gift, and severance taxes
  5. ^ As of July 1, 2012[2]

See also[edit]

State taxes:

Federal:

General:

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