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Louisiana residents pay 9.9% of their income in state, local taxation

Taxpayers in Louisiana turn over 9.9 percent of their income per capita to state and local governments, the 20th highest percentage among the 50 states, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

State residents pay $632 per capita annually in income tax collections, $901 in property taxes and $1,851 in general sales tax collections, 24/7 Wall St. reported.

Nationwide, the portion of Americans’ income turned over to pay state and local taxes averaged 9.8 percent, or just over $5,000 a year, the analysis found. Federal taxes were not included in the study.

On average, property taxes make up the largest proportion of state and local government revenues nationwide, according to 24/7 Wall St. Those states with higher property tax rates tend to have the highest overall state and local levies, researchers said.

Seven states lack a state income tax, and many in this group had the lowest tax burdens among the 50 states, according to the analysis.

Where Are Americans Paying the Most in State and Local Taxes?

RankStateTaxes Paid as % of IncomeIncome per CapitaIncome Tax Collections per CapitaProperty Tax Collections per CapitaGeneral Sales Tax Collections per Capita1New York13.8%$65,644$2,877$2,902$1,5512North Dakota12.7%$52,669$423$1,654$1,4763Hawaii12.5%$53,145$1,471$1,236$2,4314Vermont11.6%$51,976$1,191$2,670$6275Maine11.4%$46,570$1,150$2,138$1,0806Minnesota11.2%$54,919$1,968$1,599$1,0977New Jersey10.7%$64,924$1,570$3,276$1,0798Illinois10.7%$53,943$1,037$2,239$1,1279Rhode Island10.6%$52,379$1,173$2,407$94310Connecticut10.6%$72,213$2,227$3,020$1,18511Iowa10.5%$47,458$1,196$1,632$1,12812New Mexico10.4%$39,521$640$792$1,60413Maryland10.4%$60,512$2,390$1,623$76514California10.3%$60,156$2,137$1,607$1,24615West Virginia10.2%$38,644$998$948$75816Mississippi10.1%$36,375$614$1,017$1,18017Nebraska10.1%$50,663$1,162$1,957$1,16718Ohio10.0%$46,651$1,207$1,316$1,33719Wisconsin9.9%$49,290$1,345$1,655$96920Louisiana9.9%$43,938$632$901$1,85121Oregon9.8%$48,372$2,021$1,487$022Pennsylvania9.7%$53,144$1,339$1,528$89423Delaware9.7%$50,350$1,297$923$024Arkansas9.6%$41,520$922$740$1,51125Massachusetts9.6%$68,233$2,145$2,434$90926Nevada9.6%$46,914$0$1,012$1,84627Kansas9.5%$48,869$800$1,552$1,47728Kentucky9.5%$40,999$1,313$831$78429Utah9.2%$44,002$1,167$1,037$1,07130Washington9.1%$58,550$0$1,493$2,47631Michigan9.1%$46,258$1,005$1,416$92532North Carolina9.0%$44,180$1,177$974$1,02633Colorado8.8%$55,335$1,209$1,542$1,33934Idaho8.8%$42,094$966$1,018$96335Texas8.7%$47,929$0$1,872$1,42636Virginia8.7%$55,306$1,542$1,652$64237Indiana8.6%$45,225$909$1,041$1,13538South Dakota8.6%$45,312$1,119$1,567$039Montana8.6%$45,312$1,119$1,567$040Georgia8.4%$44,536$1,054$1,161$89241New Hampshire8.4%$58,397$49$3,307$042South Carolina8.4%$42,081$825$1,201$76043Missouri8.4%$45,744$1,073$1,039$1,04844Wyoming8.3%$56,377$0$2,089$1,11645Alabama8.3%$40,467$769$582$1,03946Arizona8.2%$42,505$489$1,099$1,37147Oklahoma8.1%$43,634$794$730$1,18548Florida7.6%$47,869$0$1,330$1,32349Tennessee7.6%$44,950$37$876$1,39350Alaska7.2%$56,794$0$2,120$316

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

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