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For Release — March 4, 1999

NEW YORKERS' EXTRA TAX BURDEN IS AT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1982, CENSUS DATA SHOW

State and Local Taxes Per $1,000 Personal Income, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Alaska $159 27 Ohio $111
2 NEW YORK $144 28 Georgia 111
3 Wisconsin 133 29 Montana 111
4 Hawaii 132 30 Delaware 109
5 Minnesota 132 31 Illinois 109
6 Maine 129 32 Michigan 109
7 New Mexico 126 33 North 109
8 Vermont 122 34 Oklahoma 108
9 Connecticut 121 35 Arkansas 108
10 North Dakota 121 36 Oregon 107
11 Utah 121 37 Maryland 106
12 Washington 120 38 Pennsylvania 106
13 Nebraska 119 39 South Carolina 105
14 Arizona 118 40 Indiana 104
15 Iowa 117 41 Colorado 103
16 Wyoming 117 42 Florida 103
17 New Jersey 116 43 Texas 103
18 Kentucky 116 44 Louisiana 103
19 Idaho 116 45 Missouri 101
20 Rhode Island 115 46 South Dakota 101
21 Nevada 114 47 Virginia 98
22 Kansas 114 48 Alabama 94
23 Mississippi 114 49 Tennessee 90
24 California 113 50 New Hampshire 89
25 West Virginia 113 U.S. $113
26 Massachusetts 112 N.Y.S. 27.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data, calculations by The Public Policy Institute

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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. avg. $2,597
26 Georgia 2,354 N.Y.S. % above 53.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data, calculations by The Public Policy Institute

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