Top 10 U.S. States With The Highest Tax Burdens

According to a Forbes article, "The tax burden measures the percentage of a person’s income which goes towards state and local tax, different to the tax rate, which depends heavily on income and personal circumstances."

Top 10 Tax Burden States

Did the state you live in make the top 10 list of U.S. states with the highest tax burdens in 2016? Here is a list of the top 10 worst states for tax burdens in the nation. Source: Wallet Hub

  1. New York: 13.12%
  2. Hawaii: 11.86%
  3. Maine: 11.13%
  4. Vermont: 11.13%
  5. Connecticut: 10.91%
  6. Minnesota: 10.46%
  7. New Jersey: 10.38%
  8. Rhode Island: 10.36%
  9. Wisconsin: 10.32%
  10. Illinois: 10.19%

Alaska has the lowest rate of state and local tax in the U.S. at 5.18%.

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