The car tax has been in the news recently in Connecticut and Virginia, the only two states that levy it. It’s important to distinguish this tax, which is a property tax on actual cars, from a sales tax that affects the...
- Map: State Severance Tax Revenue, Fiscal Year 2009
Map: State Severance Tax Revenue, Fiscal Year 2009
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Thirty-three states receive revenue from severance taxes, which are excise taxes on natural resources such as oil or coal. The state that receives the most revenue from this type of tax—with its large oil reserves—is Alaska by far with nearly $4 billion collected in 2009 according to Census. Below is a map highlighting the states with the highest severance tax collections in 2009.
In Fiscal Year 2010, state and local governments collected $441.6 billion in property taxes, comprising 23.5 percent of state and local own-source revenue. The tax exists in all...
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