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Table 15
State and Local Taxes Per Capita, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK $3,987 27 Virginia $2,341
2 Connecticut 3,831 28 Florida 2,330
3 Alaska 3,791 29 Arizona 2,295
4 New Jersey 3,436 30 New Mexico 2,263
5 Hawaii 3,245 31 Oregon 2,259
6 Massachusetts 3,139 32 New Hampshire 2,254
7 Minnesota 3,128 33 North Carolina 2,251
8 Wisconsin 2,947 34 North Dakota 2,238
9 Delaware 2,822 35 Indiana 2,222
10 Washington 2,795 36 Missouri 2,181
11 Maryland 2,786 37 Kentucky 2,166
12 Illinois 2,757 38 Utah 2,147
13 Rhode Island 2,738 39 Idaho 2,138
14 California 2,705 40 Texas 2,128
15 Nevada 2,661 41 Montana 2,027
16 Maine 2,600 42 West Virginia 1,995
17 Michigan 2,588 43 Oklahoma 1,987
18 Vermont 2,577 44 South Carolina 1,981
19 Nebraska 2,531 45 South Dakota 1,965
20 Pennsylvania 2,512 46 Louisiana 1,946
21 Ohio 2,503 47 Arkansas 1,933
22 Kansas 2,478 48 Mississippi 1,894
23 Iowa 2,448 49 Tennessee 1,878
24 Wyoming 2,422 50 Alabama 1,786
25 Colorado 2,418 U.S. average $2,597
26 Georgia 2,354 N.Y.S. % above 53.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data, calculations by The Public Policy Institute
In 1996, New York's "tax gap" was at the lowest level since 1982;
it has fallen further since 1996 as new tax cuts have taken effect.

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