These data are based on total individual income and sales and gross receipts taxes collected by each state in fiscal year 2012; state populations were used to derive per capita values in the scatter plot. As you can see from the map, most states (37 of 50) have more sales tax than income tax; the average r...
atio across the USA (unweighted) is 0.75. Seven states have zero individual income tax (AK, FL, TX, SD, NV, WY, and WA), and two (NH and TN) have extremely low income tax. With their lack of statewide sales tax, OR and DE have the highest ratios (4.16 and 2.67, respectively). No other state has a ratio above two. The per capita expenses shown on the graph highlight which states charge more income and sales taxes overall. CT ($3,913), HI ($3,679), MN ($3,184), and NY ($3,150) are the four states that have the highest totals between the two categories. AK ($340) and NH ($724) have by far the lowest totals. The US average is $2,091.
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