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Monday Map: State & Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita

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This week’s Monday Map takes a look at the total property 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. collections per capita at the state and local levels. Coming in with the highest per capita collection rate is New Jersey at $2,819, and Alabama comes in at the other end of the spectrum with a per capita collection rate of $539.

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To see how 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. bills in your area stack up against other areas across the United States, please visit our property tax calculator.