2004 State Tax Rankings

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by waggie945, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. From the Wall Street Journal last Thursday.
    Showing the ranking of tax burden, from heaviest to lightest, based on income, property, and other state and local tax collections by The Tax Foundation, a Washington think-tank that supports lower taxes:

    1.) New York 12.9%
    2.) Maine 12.3%
    3.) Ohio 11.3%
    4.) Hawaii 11.3%
    5.) Rhode Island 11.1%
    6.) Wisconsin 11.1%
    7.) Utah 10.8%
    8.) West Virginia 10.6%
    9.) Connecticut 10.6%

    10.) Minnesota 10.5%
    11.) Idaho 10.4%
    12.) Vermont 10.4%
    13.) Michigan 10.2%
    14.) Nebraska 10.2%
    15.) New Jersey 10.1%
    16.) Indiana 10.1%
    17.) Kentucky 10.0%
    18.) Georgia 10.0%
    19.) Mississippi 10.0%
    20.) Arizona 10.0%
    21.) Washington 9.9%
    22.) Kansas 9.9%
    23.) Louisiana 9.9%
    24.) Maryland 9.9%
    25.) Arkansas 9.9%
    26.) California 9.8%
     
  2. Gee, has anyone seen Maverick lately?

    I wonder what he might have to say about these rankings.

    :)
     
  3. Where does Florida come in on the list waggie?
     
  4. jem

    jem

    I have to say that I am impressed that California is halfway down the list.
     
  5. l love to talk about state income taxes because I,m nearly exempt from paying them in North Carolina. They don't tax federal pensions and my standard deduction takes care of my other income right now because of low interest rates
     
  6. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    Waggie where are the other 24 states? BTW, anyone living in a state paying more then 5% in state income taxes should move. That is highway robbery. Just one man's opinion. Now seriously, post the other 24 states please.
     
  7. Don't worry, your beloved state of Florida was ranked 45th, after having been at 42nd back in 1999.

    Florida Tax Burden for 2004:

    8.8%


    The State with the lowest tax burden is Alaska at 6.3%, New Hampshire was 49th at 7.5%, and then we have Delaware at 48th at 8.2% and Tennessee at 8.5% at 47th, and Texas at 8.7% at 46th.
     
  8. And Illinois was ranked 32nd at 9.7%
     
  9. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    That's what I thought.

    Hey Waggie, did you hear that Tax Freedom day is the earliest it has been in over 40 years this year? Thank you Mr. Bush!
     
  10. Finally, some good press for the Bush Administration!
    Will wonders ever cease?

    :eek:
     
    #10     Apr 12, 2004