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How do taxes in your state compare nationally? Facts and Figures, a resource we’ve provided to U.S. taxpayers and legislators since 1941, compares the 50 states on over 40 measures of taxing and spending.
Browse the PDF below or download the Facts and Figures app to explore data on state individual and corporate income taxes, sales taxA sales tax is levied on retail sales of goods and services and, ideally, should apply to all final consumption with few exemptions. Many governments exempt goods like groceries; base broadening, such as including groceries, could keep rates lower. A sales tax should exempt business-to-business transactions which, when taxed, cause tax pyramiding. es, excise taxes, property taxA property tax is primarily levied on immovable property like land and buildings, as well as on tangible personal property that is movable, like vehicles and equipment. Property taxes are the single largest source of state and local revenue in the U.S. and help fund schools, roads, police, and other services. es, business taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. climates, and more.
For visualizations and further analysis of this data, explore our weekly tax maps.
Erratum: A previous edition of this report contained errors in Table 9, 28, and 30.
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