Maryland Residents Shoulder 11th Highest Tax Burden in U.S.

A new study by the personal finance website WalletHub looks at how much residents pay in taxes and ranks the 50 states from highest to lowest. Tax burden is the proportion of total personal income that residents pay for state and local taxes.

Residents of the most expensive states can pay two times more than those states with a lower tax burden.

In order to determine which states tax their residents most aggressively, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on three components of state and local taxes — property taxes, individual income taxes, and sales and excise taxes — as a share of total personal income.

Overall, Maryland has the 11th highest tax burden and came in third for individual income tax burden. Property taxes rank 33rd in the nation. Sales and excise taxes in Maryland make for 2.79% of total personal income, ranking the state at number 42.

The states with an overall tax burden greater than Maryland (from 1 through 10) were New York, Hawaii, Maine, Vermont, Minnesota, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, California, and Illinois.

The states that collect the lowest amount of taxes (from 46 to 50) are New Hampshire, Wyoming, Delaware, Tennessee, and Alaska.

Data used to create this ranking were collected from the Tax Policy Center.

For more information about this study, click here.


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