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Here are the top 10 highest-taxed states in the US

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A recent analysis ranks U.S. states on how much they charge citizens to live there or buy stuff. The new report names the highest-taxed states in America.

Using data compiled by the Tax Foundation, 24/7 Wall Street tallied up the tax burden per capita for each state — accounting for property, sales, and income taxes. Federal taxes were not included in the study.

Here are the 10 states with the highest tax burdens:

No. 1: New York

  • New York takes an average of 12.7 percent of residents' earnings. Its income tax collections per capita were the highest in the nation, at $2,345.
  • Ranks 3rd highest income per capita at $64,540
  • 4th highest in property tax collections per capita:$2,679
  • 15th lowest in general sales tax collections per capita: $682

No. 2: Connecticut

  • Connecticut scrapes 12.6 percent off the top from its citizens.
  • Ranks first in income per capita: $71,823
  • 3rd highest for income tax collections per capita: $2,106
  • 3rd highest for property tax collections per capita: $2,847
  • 15th highest in general sales tax collections per capita: $1,046

No. 3: New Jersey

  • The Garden State collects more in property taxes per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. at $3,084
  • Total tax percentage rate was at 12.2 percent
  • 4th highest in income per capita: $64,537
  • 7th highest in income tax collections per capita: $1,488
  • 16th highest in general sales tax collections per capita: $1,032

No. 4: California

  • Californians pay 11 percent of their income in taxes, and have the 6th highest income per capita at $59,796.
  • 4th highest income tax collections per capita: $2,055
  • 6th highest income per capita: $59,796
  • 21st highest in both property tax collections ($1,451) and general sales tax per capita ($997)

No. 5: Illinois

  • Property tax collections in Illinois were the 9th highest at $2,087 per capita, and total taxes as a percentage of income came in at 11 percent
  • 9th highest for property taxes per capita: $2,087
  • 14th highest income per capita: $54,203
  • 18th lowest general sales taxes per capita: $707
  • 22nd highest for income taxes per capita: $1,076

No. 6: Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin's rate was also 11 percent, but its income per capita was only the 22nd highest in the U.S. at $48,941
  • 11th highest for income tax collections per capita: $1,297
  • 14th highest property tax collections per capita: $1,616
  • 23rd lowest general sales tax collections per capita: $876

No. 7: Maryland

  • Maryland's rate came in at 10.9 percent, yet its citizens can boast about having the 5th highest income in the nation at $60,847
  • 10th highest income tax collections per capita: $1,414
  • 17th highest property tax collections per capita: $1,534
  • 18th highest general sales tax collections per capita: $1,011

No. 8: Minnesota

  • Income tax collections in Minnesota were the 5th highest in America at $1,943, while taxes paid as a percentage of income were at 10.8 percent.
  • 13th highest income per capita: $545,359
  • 17th highest property tax collections per capita: $1,534
  • 18th highest general sales tax collections per capita: $1,011

No. 9: Rhode Island

  • Per capita property tax collections in Rhode Island were ranked as being the 7th highest in the U.S., at $2,339. Total taxes paid were at 10.8 percent.
  • 16th highest income tax collections per capita: $1,169
  • 17th highest income per capita: $52,786
  • 25th lowest general sales tax collections per capita: $921

No. 10: Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts residents have the 2nd highest income per capita at $67,630, but they also pay the 2nd highest rate of income taxes at $2,115. The rate was marked as being 10.3 percent overall.
  • 8th highest property tax collections per capita: $2,258
  • 24th lowest general sales tax collections per capita: $921

At the bottom of the list was Alaska, which had nearly half the tax burden paid by New Yorkers, at 6.5 percent, followed by South Dakota, Wyoming, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Get the full list here.

Anything else?

A separate study conducted by United Van Lines a few months ago showed the states that see the most people fleeing. All but one of the top five in that study were are also at the top of the tax rate analysis: New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut and New York.

But the United Van Lines study didn't show that folks were scrambling to get to the lowest-taxed states like Alaska, South Dakota or Wyoming, which also have some of the lowest populations in the U.S.

One last thing…
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