Tax Burden by State

A tax burden is the total responsibility that a person, organization, or government has in regard to paying a percentage of taxes. The higher the percentage of taxes that must be paid, the greater the tax burden and the higher the responsibility to pay them.

In 2022, New York state has the highest overall tax burden out of the 50 states. A total of 15.9% of the state’s net product is used to pay state and local taxes. The second highest tax burden by state is found in Connecticut, at 15.4%. Hawaii is number three, with 14.1%.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, from 2020—2022, the tax burden of the United States increased every year, and in each of those three years the tax burden was the highest it’s been since 1978, and it continues to increase.

The individual taxes that affect the aforementioned percentages include, but are not limited to, the excise tax, estate tax, property tax, state and local sales tax, and inheritance tax. Each tax works in tandem to create a high tax burden in a given state.

Although the three states with the highest tax burdens saw a marked increase in the percentage of their respective tax burdens, many states saw only a minimal increase in their taxes from 2020—2022. In other states, their total tax burden actually decreased during that same period. 

State-Local Tax Burden by State

Alabama - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.8%

#10 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

2%

#18 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.37%

#1 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#18 in the US

Alaska - State-Local Tax Burden

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4.6%

#1 in the US

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0.98%

#2 in the US

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9.4%

#40 in the US

Arizona - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.5%

#11 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

2.59%

#19 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.6%

#3 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4.9%

#2 in the US

Arkansas - State-Local Tax Burden

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10.2%

#24 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

2%

#20 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.61%

#4 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

5.9%

#11 in the US

California - State-Local Tax Burden

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13.5%

#46 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1%

#8 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.7%

#5 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

8.84%

#33 in the US

Colorado - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.7%

#12 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

4.55%

#32 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.52%

#6 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4.55%

#3 in the US

Connecticut - State-Local Tax Burden

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15.4%

#50 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

3%

#24 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.73%

#31 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

7.5%

#26 in the US

Delaware - State-Local Tax Burden

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12.4%

#39 in the US

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0%

#1 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.59%

#7 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

8.7%

#34 in the US

District of Columbia - State-Local Tax Burden

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12%

#40 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

4%

#33 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

8.25%

#35 in the US

Florida - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.1%

#13 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.86%

#8 in the US

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5.5%

#12 in the US

Georgia - State-Local Tax Burden

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8.9%

#4 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1%

#9 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.87%

#9 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

5.75%

#13 in the US

Hawaii - State-Local Tax Burden

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14.1%

#49 in the US

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1.4%

#10 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.31%

#10 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4.4%

#4 in the US

Idaho - State-Local Tax Burden

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10.7%

#25 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1.13%

#11 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.65%

#11 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#19 in the US

Illinois - State-Local Tax Burden

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12.9%

#41 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

4.95%

#34 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.97%

#32 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

9.5%

#41 in the US

Indiana - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.3%

#14 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

3.23%

#25 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.81%

#12 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4.9%

#5 in the US

Iowa - State-Local Tax Burden

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11.2%

#33 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

0.33%

#2 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.43%

#33 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

9.8%

#42 in the US

Kansas - State-Local Tax Burden

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11.2%

#34 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

3.1%

#26 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.28%

#34 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4%

#6 in the US

Kentucky - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.6%

#15 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

5%

#40 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.78%

#13 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

5%

#14 in the US

Louisiana - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.1%

#16 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1.85%

#12 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.51%

#14 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

7.5%

#27 in the US

Maine - State-Local Tax Burden

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12.4%

#42 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

5.8%

#41 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.2%

#35 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

8.93%

#36 in the US

Maryland - State-Local Tax Burden

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11.3%

#35 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

2%

#21 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.01%

#36 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

8.25%

#37 in the US

Massachusetts - State-Local Tax Burden

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11.5%

#36 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

5%

#42 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.08%

#37 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

8%

#38 in the US

Michigan - State-Local Tax Burden

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8.6%

#5 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

4.25%

#35 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.53%

#38 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

6%

#20 in the US

Minnesota - State-Local Tax Burden

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12.1%

#43 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

5.35%

#43 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.05%

#39 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

9.8%

#43 in the US

Mississippi - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.8%

#17 in the US

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0%

#3 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.63%

#15 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

5%

#15 in the US

Missouri - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.3%

#18 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1.5%

#13 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.96%

#16 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4%

#7 in the US

Montana - State-Local Tax Burden

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10.5%

#26 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1%

#14 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.74%

#17 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

6.75%

#21 in the US

Nebraska - State-Local Tax Burden

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11.5%

#37 in the US

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2.46%

#22 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.54%

#40 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

7.5%

#28 in the US

Nevada - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.6%

#19 in the US

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0.56%

#18 in the US

New Hampshire - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.6%

#20 in the US

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1.89%

#41 in the US

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7.6%

#29 in the US

New Jersey - State-Local Tax Burden

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13.2%

#47 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1.4%

#15 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

2.13%

#50 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

9%

#44 in the US

New Mexico - State-Local Tax Burden

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10.2%

#27 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1.7%

#16 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.59%

#19 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

5.9%

#16 in the US

New York - State-Local Tax Burden

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15.9%

#51 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

4%

#36 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.3%

#42 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#22 in the US

North Carolina - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.9%

#21 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

4.99%

#37 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.78%

#20 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

2.5%

#1 in the US

North Dakota - State-Local Tax Burden

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8.8%

#6 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

1.1%

#17 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.88%

#21 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4.31%

#8 in the US

Ohio - State-Local Tax Burden

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10%

#28 in the US

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0%

#4 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.52%

#43 in the US

Oklahoma - State-Local Tax Burden

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9%

#22 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

0.25%

#5 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.83%

#22 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4%

#9 in the US

Oregon - State-Local Tax Burden

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10.8%

#29 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

4.75%

#38 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.91%

#23 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

7.6%

#30 in the US

Pennsylvania - State-Local Tax Burden

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10.6%

#30 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

3.07%

#27 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.43%

#44 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

9.99%

#45 in the US

Rhode Island - State-Local Tax Burden

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11.4%

#38 in the US

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3.75%

#28 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.37%

#45 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

7%

#31 in the US

South Carolina - State-Local Tax Burden

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8.9%

#7 in the US

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0%

#6 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.53%

#24 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

5%

#17 in the US

South Dakota - State-Local Tax Burden

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8.4%

#8 in the US

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1.14%

#46 in the US

Tennessee - State-Local Tax Burden

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7.6%

#2 in the US

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0.63%

#25 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#23 in the US

Texas - State-Local Tax Burden

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8.6%

#9 in the US

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1.6%

#47 in the US

Utah - State-Local Tax Burden

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12.1%

#44 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

4.95%

#39 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.56%

#26 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

4.95%

#10 in the US

Vermont - State-Local Tax Burden

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13.6%

#48 in the US

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3.35%

#29 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.76%

#48 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

8.5%

#39 in the US

Virginia - State-Local Tax Burden

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12.5%

#45 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

2%

#23 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.84%

#27 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

6%

#24 in the US

Washington - State-Local Tax Burden

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10.7%

#31 in the US

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0.84%

#28 in the US

West Virginia - State-Local Tax Burden

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9.8%

#23 in the US

INCOME TAX PER STATEhelp

3%

#30 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

0.53%

#29 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#25 in the US

Wisconsin - State-Local Tax Burden

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10.9%

#32 in the US

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3.54%

#31 in the US

PROPERTY TAX RATEhelp

1.53%

#49 in the US

CORPORATE TAX RATEhelp

7.9%

#32 in the US

Wyoming - State-Local Tax Burden

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7.5%

#3 in the US

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0.51%

#30 in the US