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Here’s How Much Your State Collects on Every Type of Tax

·10 min read
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When it comes time to pay the taxman, we’re all in the same boat. But, what we pay isn’t always the same. Because while the bulk of your taxes in a given year are kicked up to the IRS and the federal government, there’s still a big chunk headed to the statehouse — and those taxes are by no means consistent. Depending on which state you call home, the types of taxes you’re subject to — and just how much they amount to — are going to be very different.

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And the disparity is striking. Residents of the top-taxing state pay more than three times the taxes of those who live in the state at the bottom of the list.

You might be shocked to see all of the things your state collects money on.

Take a look at how much is coming out of your pocket — and paycheck — and whether or not you should consider moving to a more tax-friendly area.

Last updated: Jan. 12, 2021

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1. Florida

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,745.90

  • Income taxes: $149.02

  • License taxes: $101.64

  • Other taxes: $146.81

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,143.36

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Rudy Balasko / Shutterstock.com

2. Missouri

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $908.97

  • Income taxes: $1,139.56

  • License taxes: $102.96

  • Other taxes: $2.08

  • Property taxes: $5.57

Total taxes: $2,159.14

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3. New Hampshire

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $737.09

  • Income taxes: $707.94

  • License taxes: $344.97

  • Other taxes: $109.60

  • Property taxes: $303.01

Total taxes: $2,202.60

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4. Tennessee

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,599.18

  • Income taxes: $283.09

  • License taxes: $284.67

  • Other taxes: $42.91

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,209.86

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5. South Dakota

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,854.58

  • Income taxes: $53.17

  • License taxes: $314.13

  • Other taxes: $6.84

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,228.73

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6. South Carolina

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,043.88

  • Income taxes: $1,026.79

  • License taxes: $129.16

  • Other taxes: $26.61

  • Property taxes: $8.45

Total taxes: $2,234.91

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7. Texas

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,907.42

  • Income taxes: $0

  • License taxes: $129.48

  • Other taxes: $204.02

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,240.92

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8. Alabama

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,152.41

  • Income taxes: $1,000.59

  • License taxes: $114.02

  • Other taxes: $20.45

  • Property taxes: $86.61

Total taxes: $2,374.09

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SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images

9. Georgia

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $914.03

  • Income taxes: $1,292.62

  • License taxes: $68.31

  • Other taxes: $17.27

  • Property taxes: $83.13

Total taxes: $2,375.36

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Debbie Ann Powell / Getty Images

10. Alaska

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $378.29

  • Income taxes: $451.14

  • License taxes: $216.75

  • Other taxes: $1,205.19

  • Property taxes: $164.84

Total taxes: $2,416.21

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Susanne Neumann / Getty Images/iStockphoto

11. Louisiana

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,372.20

  • Income taxes: $928.02

  • License taxes: $94.01

  • Other taxes: $108.27

  • Property taxes: $16.30

Total taxes: $2,518.80

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tonda / Getty Images/iStockphoto

12. Arizona

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,481.33

  • Income taxes: $832.80

  • License taxes: $82.29

  • Other taxes: $25.12

  • Property taxes: $154.80

Total taxes: $2,576.33

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13. Ohio

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,589.76

  • Income taxes: $799.68

  • License taxes: $191.15

  • Other taxes: $5.90

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,586.49

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Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com

14. Oklahoma

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,180.73

  • Income taxes: $983.59

  • License taxes: $265.71

  • Other taxes: $298.68

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,728.71

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15. Mississippi

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,753.42

  • Income taxes: $825.39

  • License taxes: $171.74

  • Other taxes: $17.34

  • Property taxes: $9.50

Total taxes: $2,777.39

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16. Colorado

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,067.41

  • Income taxes: $1,598.15

  • License taxes: $124.26

  • Other taxes: $38.85

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,828.67

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Charles Knowles / Shutterstock.com

17. Idaho

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,475.09

  • Income taxes: $1,137.38

  • License taxes: $225.55

  • Other taxes: $5.06

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,843.08

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18. North Carolina

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,247.37

  • Income taxes: $1,373.16

  • License taxes: $226.73

  • Other taxes: $8.74

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $2,856

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19. Kentucky

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,418.56

  • Income taxes: $1,170.85

  • License taxes: $119.19

  • Other taxes: $44.09

  • Property taxes: $145.82

Total taxes: $2,898.50

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steveodonnell / Getty Images/iStockphoto

20. Nebraska

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,347.35

  • Income taxes: $1,550.96

  • License taxes: $96.30

  • Other taxes: $11.14

  • Property taxes: $0.07

Total taxes: $3,005.81

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leezsnow / Getty Images/iStockphoto

21. Montana

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $631.13

  • Income taxes: $1,520.93

  • License taxes: $370.07

  • Other taxes: $196.43

  • Property taxes: $297.24

Total taxes: $3,015.81

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22. Indiana

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,887.19

  • Income taxes: $1,021.54

  • License taxes: $115.21

  • Other taxes: $0.20

  • Property taxes: $1.98

Total taxes: $3,026.13

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23. Michigan

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,439.74

  • Income taxes: $1,133.24

  • License taxes: $203.76

  • Other taxes: $40.64

  • Property taxes: $220.18

Total taxes: $3,037.56

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Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com

24. Virginia

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,016.72

  • Income taxes: $1,868.34

  • License taxes: $106.10

  • Other taxes: $114.10

  • Property taxes: $3.86

Total taxes: $3,109.12

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Sean Pavone / Getty Images/iStockphoto

25. Utah

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,310.18

  • Income taxes: $1,776.33

  • License taxes: $117.32

  • Other taxes: $15

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $3,218.83

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26. West Virginia

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,606.29

  • Income taxes: $1,263.19

  • License taxes: $132.53

  • Other taxes: $261.62

  • Property taxes: $3.87

Total taxes: $3,267.50

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DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images

27. Nevada

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $2,636.14

  • Income taxes: $0

  • License taxes: $235.79

  • Other taxes: $293.65

  • Property taxes: $112.77

Total taxes: $3,278.36

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Sean Pavone / Getty Images

28. Illinois

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,529.63

  • Income taxes: $1,537.28

  • License taxes: $217.67

  • Other taxes: $38.72

  • Property taxes: $4.76

Total taxes: $3,328.05

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benkrut / Getty Images/iStockphoto

29. Iowa

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,547.33

  • Income taxes: $1,475.90

  • License taxes: $315.65

  • Other taxes: $31.67

  • Property taxes: $0.63

Total taxes: $3,371.19

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30. Pennsylvania

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,730.85

  • Income taxes: $1,288.31

  • License taxes: $216.83

  • Other taxes: $133.06

  • Property taxes: $2.91

Total taxes: $3,371.95

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31. Oregon

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $451.57

  • Income taxes: $2,604.98

  • License taxes: $274.81

  • Other taxes: $43.68

  • Property taxes: $5.16

Total taxes: $3,380.21

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Tamara Harding / Getty Images

32. Arkansas

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,640.50

  • Income taxes: $1,182.38

  • License taxes: $134.57

  • Other taxes: $46.22

  • Property taxes: $403

Total taxes: $3,406.67

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33. Kansas

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,554.20

  • Income taxes: $1,465.26

  • License taxes: $148.86

  • Other taxes: $19.05

  • Property taxes: $258.64

Total taxes: $3,446.02

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Ron and Patty Thomas / Getty Images

34. Wisconsin

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,458.59

  • Income taxes: $1,748.40

  • License taxes: $218.51

  • Other taxes: $17.79

  • Property taxes: $17.26

Total taxes: $3,460.54

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35. Maine

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,742.98

  • Income taxes: $1,469.07

  • License taxes: $217.93

  • Other taxes: $39.40

  • Property taxes: $30.78

Total taxes: $3,500.16

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lucky-photographer / Getty Images/iStockphoto

36. Rhode Island

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,731.42

  • Income taxes: $1,468.89

  • License taxes: $109.85

  • Other taxes: $209.60

  • Property taxes: $2.62

Total taxes: $3,522.39

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ChuckSchugPhotography / Getty Images

37. New Mexico

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,760.77

  • Income taxes: $856.72

  • License taxes: $158.88

  • Other taxes: $731.91

  • Property taxes: $41.46

Total taxes: $3,549.73

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38. Wyoming

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,641.77

  • Income taxes: $0

  • License taxes: $359.26

  • Other taxes: $1,160.95

  • Property taxes: $470.75

Total taxes: $3,632.73

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39. Washington

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $2,886.74

  • Income taxes: $0

  • License taxes: $235.93

  • Other taxes: $204.39

  • Property taxes: $453.61

Total taxes: $3,780.66

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40. Maryland

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,644.16

  • Income taxes: $1,888.76

  • License taxes: $151.70

  • Other taxes: $98.46

  • Property taxes: $138.98

Total taxes: $3,922.05

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41. New Jersey

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,806.94

  • Income taxes: $2,247.53

  • License taxes: $192.43

  • Other taxes: $127.55

  • Property taxes: $0.62

Total taxes: $4,375.07

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42. Massachusetts

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,395.21

  • Income taxes: $2,933.72

  • License taxes: $175.12

  • Other taxes: $137.63

  • Property taxes: $1.07

Total taxes: $4,642.75

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43. New York

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,391.28

  • Income taxes: $2,995.86

  • License taxes: $92.42

  • Other taxes: $201.61

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $4,681.16

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44. California

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,533.31

  • Income taxes: $2,898.73

  • License taxes: $281.07

  • Other taxes: $2.81

  • Property taxes: $75.78

Total taxes: $4,791.71

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45. Delaware

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $629.51

  • Income taxes: $2,122.12

  • License taxes: $1,864.47

  • Other taxes: $184.69

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $4,800.79

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DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images/iStockphoto

46. Connecticut

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $2,178.39

  • Income taxes: $2,617.47

  • License taxes: $115.10

  • Other taxes: $122.16

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $5,033.11

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lavin photography / Getty Images/iStockphoto

47. Minnesota

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $2,007.70

  • Income taxes: $2,536.54

  • License taxes: $268.84

  • Other taxes: $105.39

  • Property taxes: $146.04

Total taxes: $5,064.51

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48. Vermont

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $1,799.42

  • Income taxes: $1,618.53

  • License taxes: $201.94

  • Other taxes: $90.80

  • Property taxes: $1,781.09

Total taxes: $5,491.78

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49. Hawaii

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $3,559.63

  • Income taxes: $1,939.92

  • License taxes: $197.11

  • Other taxes: $74.77

  • Property taxes: $0

Total taxes: $5,771.44

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DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images

50. North Dakota

  • General sales and gross receipts taxes: $2,066.34

  • Income taxes: $742.41

  • License taxes: $302.21

  • Other taxes: $3,450.42

  • Property taxes: $6.13

Total taxes: $6,567.51

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Joel Anderson contributed to the reporting for this article.

Methodology: To detail how much each state collects in different kinds of taxes, GOBankingRates analyzed 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimate data and data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC). GOBankingRates first found (1) the total population in every state according to the 2019 ACS and (2) the total taxes collected by every state government in fiscal year 2019 according to the 2019 STC. Then, GOBankingRates calculated (3) the total taxes collected per capita. Reviewing tax data by category, GOBankingRates determined the (4) per capita property taxes, (5) per capita sales and gross receipt taxes, (6) per capita license taxes, (7) per capita income taxes, and (8) per capita other taxes collected by each state. All data was collected on and up to date as of Dec. 22, 2020.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: Here’s How Much Your State Collects on Every Type of Tax