This State Has the Highest Taxes in America, According to Data

THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD IN THIS STATE PAYS THE MOST IN TAXES EVERY YEAR.

Let's be honest, nobody looks forward to doing their taxes. But as Americans, it is a responsibility that, in theory, all of us share. And for the average American household that means paying more than $8,800 a year in federal income tax, according to a recent report from personal finance website WalletHub. But not all tax burdens are created equal, and that is especially true when it comes to taxes at the local level, which can vary significantly from one state to another. With tax season looming over our heads, we consulted the WalletHub report to see which state pays the highest taxes in America.

Read on to discover how much the median U.S. household* in each state pays in state local taxes every year—ranked here from the lowest amount to the highest. And for how the pandemic may affect your finance filings, check out If You're Waiting on a Stimulus Check, Read This Before Filing Your Taxes.

*According to WalletHub: A "median U.S. household" is assumed to have an annual income of $63,218 (mean third quintile U.S. income); owns a home valued at $217,500 (median U.S. home value); owns a car valued at $24,970 (the highest-selling car of 2020); and spends annually an amount equal to the spending of a household earning the median U.S. income.

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Alaska
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $3,694

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Delaware
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $3,949

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Montana
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $4,494

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Nevada
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,017

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Wyoming
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,086

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Florida
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,204

And for more tax-related news you should know, check out If You Get an Email From the IRS With These 3 Words, Don't Click on It.

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Utah
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,274

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Idaho
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,329

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Colorado
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,396

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Tennessee
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,513

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California
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,662

And for the place where things are the least pricey in general, This Is the Cheapest State in America.

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South Carolina
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,683

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Oregon
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,686

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Alabama
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $5,754

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Arizona
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,021

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West Virginia
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,124

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North Dakota
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,343

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New Hampshire
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,358

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New Mexico
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,663

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Georgia
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,683

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North Carolina
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,710

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Louisiana
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,723

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Hawaii
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,736

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Virginia
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,783

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Massachusetts
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $6,890

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South Dakota
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,055

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Missouri
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,111

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Minnesota
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,128

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Arkansas
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,134

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Oklahoma
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,235

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Maryland
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,261

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Vermont
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,347

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Indiana
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,430

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Maine
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,465

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Mississippi
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,569

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Washington
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,601

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Michigan
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,728

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Kentucky
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $7,887

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Texas
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,083

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Rhode Island
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,103

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New Jersey
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,117

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Ohio
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,329

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Iowa
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,334

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Wisconsin
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,357

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Nebraska
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,386

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Kansas
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,488

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Pennsylvania
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,830

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New York
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $8,900

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Connecticut
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $9,379

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Illinois
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Annual taxes on median U.S. household: $9,488

And if you live in a high-tax state you might be envious of those that don't, so make sure to check out This Is the Most Jealous State in America.

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