Federal Estate Tax Collections

August 4, 2005

Estate taxes are a hot topic on Capitol Hill currently, in part because they are viewed as the most unfair federal tax by the American public, as a recent Tax Foundation survey illustrates. The following chart shows federal estate tax revenue by state and per capita. For more data on state and federal estate taxes, check out our new estate tax data section.

Federal Estate and Gift Tax Collections, by State and Per Capita
2004
State Total Collections Collections Per Capita Rank Per Capita Collections Per $1,000 of Income Rank Per $1,000
Alabama $207,759,619 $45.86 38 $1.58 32
Alaska $9,489,379 $14.48 51 $0.40 51
Arizona $262,603,587 $45.72 40 $1.57 34
Arkansas $120,035,743 $43.61 43 $1.62 30
California $4,057,880,875 $113.05 6 $3.02 9
Colorado $337,040,507 $73.25 18 $1.97 24
Connecticut $606,265,800 $173.04 2 $3.56 4
Delaware $75,553,804 $90.99 10 $2.48 11
D.C. $115,551,116 $208.76 na $4.06 na
Florida $1,855,674,495 $106.67 7 $3.21 5
Georgia $533,750,893 $60.45 27 $1.86 26
Hawaii $77,874,731 $61.67 25 $1.77 27
Idaho $53,508,913 $38.41 44 $1.35 44
Illinois $1,026,176,132 $80.71 16 $2.12 17
Indiana $317,336,233 $50.87 32 $1.57 33
Iowa $134,008,714 $45.36 41 $1.37 42
Kansas $151,078,187 $55.23 28 $1.66 29
Kentucky $209,875,253 $50.62 33 $1.72 28
Louisiana $206,611,937 $45.75 39 $1.56 35
Maine $104,644,926 $79.44 17 $2.49 10
Maryland $553,084,214 $99.51 9 $2.42 12
Mass. $901,151,552 $140.44 4 $3.14 6
Michigan $539,045,115 $53.30 29 $1.54 37
Minnesota $268,836,209 $52.70 30 $1.36 43
Mississippi $104,665,529 $36.05 45 $1.39 41
Missouri $412,507,232 $71.68 20 $2.17 16
Montana $31,182,184 $33.64 47 $1.17 47
Nebraska $119,800,745 $68.57 22 $1.97 23
Nevada $281,264,168 $120.47 5 $3.62 3
New Hamp. $61,728,790 $47.50 37 $1.22 46
New Jersey $778,578,164 $89.50 11 $1.98 22
New Mexico $47,368,600 $24.89 49 $0.91 49
New York $2,871,341,316 $149.34 3 $3.64 2
North Carolina $544,311,088 $63.73 24 $2.06 20
North Dakota $12,106,943 $19.09 50 $0.60 50
Ohio $817,696,846 $71.36 21 $2.11 18
Oklahoma $315,045,881 $89.41 12 $3.09 7
Oregon $244,949,241 $68.14 23 $2.10 19
Pennsylvania $905,549,774 $72.99 19 $1.99 21
Rhode Island $91,315,261 $84.50 13 $2.35 13
South Carolina $183,116,310 $43.62 42 $1.51 38
South Dakota $46,970,481 $60.93 26 $1.90 25
Tennessee $293,395,858 $49.72 34 $1.59 31
Texas $1,109,558,401 $49.34 35 $1.55 36
Utah $68,419,289 $28.64 48 $1.06 48
Vermont $64,258,696 $103.41 8 $3.03 8
Virginia $603,694,261 $80.93 15 $2.18 15
Washington $515,918,694 $83.16 14 $2.22 14
West Virginia $63,725,492 $35.10 46 $1.29 45
Wisconsin $267,919,468 $48.63 36 $1.41 40
Wyoming $26,394,100 $52.11 31 $1.48 39
U.S. Total $23,607,620,746 $80.39 na $2.29 na
Source: Internal Revenue Service, Tax Foundation calculations.

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