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MAY 1998

NYS per capita taxes: high but falling

New York State's taxes total $1,922 for every resident, a per-capita burden that is 10th-highest in the country and 15.8 percent above the national average, new data from the U.S. Census bureau show.

The 1997 figures are markedly better than 1995, when state taxes were 24.2 percent above average. Tax cuts still being phased in will further improve the picture.

May 28, 1998