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.