New Jersey residents pay $6,809 per capita in key state tax levies, study finds

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New Jersey residents pay $6,809 per capita in key state tax levies, study finds


New Jersey residents pay 10.06 percent of their income per capita toward property, income and sales taxes – or $6,809 per person – according to a new study examining tax burdens in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The share of income paid by New Jersey residents for these three taxes represented the seventh highest state tax burden among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., the HireAHelper website reported. The state’s residents paid 4.98 percent of their income on property taxes, according to the website, which provides moving services.

The percentages of income going toward the state taxes vary significantly among the states, the study said, from nearly 13 percent in New York to just over 5 percent in Alaska, researchers said. The study uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to measure state tax revenues collected as a share of states’ total personal income per year.

The analysis points out that some states, such as North Dakota and Alaska, rely heavily on severance taxes on oil, natural gas and other resources so that taxes on individuals remain relatively low.

States in the Northeast tend to impose the highest tax burdens on individuals, while states in the South have lower tax burdens, researchers said.

Rank State Property, Income and Sales Taxes as a Percentage of Income Annual Property, Income and Sales Taxes Per Person Property Taxes as a Percentage of Income Income Taxes as a Percentage of Income Sales Taxes as a Percentage of Income
1 New York 12.80% $8,781 4.41% 4.96% 3.43%
2 Hawaii 12.23% $6,755 2.46% 3.10% 6.68%
3 District of Columbia 11.63% $9,435 4.60% 3.63% 3.40%
4 Vermont 10.92% $5,827 5.12% 2.45% 3.35%
5 Connecticut 10.67% $7,985 4.15% 3.64% 2.88%
6 Maine 10.52% $5,136 4.61% 2.46% 3.45%
7 New Jersey 10.06% $6,809 4.98% 2.49% 2.59%
8 Minnesota 10.02% $5,746 2.87% 3.69% 3.46%
9 Rhode Island 9.75% $5,312 4.47% 2.31% 2.98%
10 California 9.49% $6,029 2.64% 3.78% 3.06%
11 Illinois 9.48% $5,410 3.98% 2.10% 3.39%
12 Maryland 9.43% $5,905 2.70% 3.94% 2.79%
13 Kansas 9.40% $4,818 3.13% 2.29% 3.98%
14 Iowa 9.27% $4,640 3.39% 2.53% 3.35%
15 Nebraska 9.08% $4,793 3.80% 2.32% 2.96%
16 Mississippi 9.01% $3,403 2.80% 1.64% 4.56%
17 Ohio 8.96% $4,365 2.78% 2.54% 3.64%
18 Wisconsin 8.90% $4,588 3.25% 2.72% 2.92%
19 Louisiana 8.83% $4,079 1.93% 1.51% 5.39%
20 Arkansas 8.80% $3,806 1.79% 2.20% 4.81%
21 Massachusetts 8.78% $6,288 3.57% 3.29% 1.92%
22 West Virginia 8.78% $3,614 2.31% 2.62% 3.85%
23 Kentucky 8.61% $3,639 2.00% 3.18% 3.43%
24 Pennsylvania 8.49% $4,755 2.83% 2.53% 3.14%
25 Michigan 8.47% $4,040 3.07% 2.26% 3.14%
26 Washington 8.33% $5,174 2.64% 0.00% 5.68%
27 Colorado 8.25% $4,855 2.74% 2.24% 3.26%
28 Utah 8.19% $3,842 2.28% 2.69% 3.22%
29 Oregon 8.19% $4,209 3.02% 4.12% 1.04%
30 New Mexico 8.19% $3,407 2.00% 1.44% 4.75%
31 Arizona 8.16% $3,630 2.52% 1.42% 4.21%
32 Indiana 8.12% $3,844 2.18% 2.04% 3.90%
33 Nevada 8.11% $4,048 2.09% 0.00% 6.03%
34 Texas 8.08% $4,123 3.86% 0.00% 4.22%
35 North Carolina 8.06% $3,725 2.15% 2.63% 3.28%
36 Virginia 7.86% $4,545 2.93% 2.86% 2.06%
37 Missouri 7.85% $3,695 2.28% 2.40% 3.17%
38 Georgia 7.84% $3,678 2.57% 2.36% 2.91%
39 Idaho 7.78% $3,461 2.29% 2.35% 3.14%
40 North Dakota 7.78% $4,327 2.95% 0.87% 3.95%
41 South Carolina 7.42% $3,259 2.76% 1.99% 2.68%
42 Alabama 7.37% $3,147 1.40% 1.94% 4.03%
43 Montana 7.36% $3,540 3.55% 2.54% 1.26%
44 South Dakota 7.35% $3,853 3.01% 0.00% 4.34%
45 Oklahoma 7.19% $3,295 1.68% 1.93% 3.58%
46 Florida 6.86% $3,489 2.70% 0.00% 4.16%
47 New Hampshire 6.83% $4,192 5.47% 0.13% 1.24%
48 Delaware 6.17% $3,260 1.76% 3.23% 1.18%
49 Wyoming 6.11% $3,709 3.32% 0.00% 2.80%
50 Tennessee 5.70% $2,694 1.69% 0.08% 3.93%
51 Alaska 5.04% $3,030 3.64% 0.00% 1.40%

Tax Burdens Imposed by the 50 States





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