Cents out of every dollar earned by the average American that was paid in state and local taxes in 2010.
Rank of New York based on state-local tax burden, with residents paying 12.8 percent of their income on state and local taxes.
Rank of Alaska, with 7 percent
State with the highest combined state and local sales tax rate per capita, with a top combined rate of 9.44 percent.
Rate in California.
States that have the lowest total taxes as a percentage of per capita income.
Top three largest American cities that have the highest combined state, county, and city sales taxes: Birmingham, Ala. (10 percent), Montgomery, Ala. (10 percent), Long Beach, Calif. (9.75 percent)
The seven states that do not collect an individual income tax.
The two states that collect taxes on income derived from dividends and interest only.
Number of the 10 counties with the highest property taxes in the nation that are in New York State.
Combined federal, state, and local motor fuel (gasoline) taxes paid by the average driver in the U.S.: 40.89 cents/gallon.
Paid by drivers in California: 71.2 cents
By drivers in Alaska: 30.8
Source: American Petroleum Institute
Rank of Sioux Falls, S.D. in “Wallet Wellness,” a metric based on six inputs including median household income adjusted for cost of living, economic mobility, health, and commuting time.
Average credit score of Minnesota residents, the highest in the country: 713
Average credit score of Nevada residents, the lowest in the country: 660
Federal income tax rates are uniform across the country, but that’s only part of the story. State and local taxes have a huge impact on investment returns and retirement.
Source: The Tax Foundation
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