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Table 34
Utility Sales Taxes Per Capita, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey $181   27 Nevada $31
2 Illinois 123   28 Louisiana 30
3 West Virginia 123   29 Arkansas 29
4 Florida 122   30 Utah 26
5 NEW YORK $120   31 Oklahoma 25
6 Hawaii 111   32 South Carolina 22
7 Alabama 99   33 New Mexico 21
8 Washington 87   34 Colorado 19
9 Virginia 73   35 Georgia 17
10 Rhode Island 66   36 Nebraska 17
11 Pennsylvania 62   37 Montana 15
12 Ohio 61   38 Vermont 15
13 Connecticut 59   39 Wyoming 15
14 Wisconsin 58   40 Alaska 14
15 Missouri 56   41 Mississippi 12
16 California 55   42 Minnesota 10
17 Maryland 54   43 Idaho 8
18 Texas 50   44 Tennessee 7
19 North Dakota 49   45 Michigan 6
20 New Hampshire 46   46 South Dakota 4
21 North Carolina 41   47 Iowa 3
22 Arizona 39   48 Indiana 1
23 Delaware 37   49 Maine 1
24 Kansas 37   50 Massachusetts 0
25 Kentucky 32   U.S. average $60
26 Oregon 32   N.Y.S. % above 100.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute
State and local taxes in New York total 18% of typical utility bills;
data above do not reflect reduction in gross receipts tax since 1996.

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