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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

State and Local Taxes Per $1,000 Personal Income, 1997

Table 19
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Alaska $147   27 Massachusetts $104
2 NEW YORK $136   28 Louisiana 104
3 Maine 127   29 Mississippi 104
4 Hawaii 123   30 Ohio 104
5 Minnesota 122   31 Oklahoma 102
6 New Mexico 121   32 Pennsylvania 101
7 Wisconsin 120   33 Arizona 100
8 North Dakota 118   34 Illinois 100
9 Connecticut 118   35 Maryland 100
10 Vermont 118   36 Arkansas 100
11 Rhode Island 110   37 Oregon 100
12 Nebraska 110   38 Georgia 99
13 Wyoming 110   39 North Carolina 99
14 West Virginia 109   40 Nevada 97
15 Montana 109   41 South Carolina 96
16 Washington 108   42 Missouri 96
17 Kentucky 107   43 Florida 95
18 Idaho 107   44 Texas 94
19 Utah 107   45 Virginia 93
20 Delaware 106   46 Colorado 92
21 Kansas 106   47 South Dakota 89
22 Iowa 106   48 Alabama 87
23 Michigan 106   49 New Hampshire 85
24 California 105   50 Tennessee 84
25 Indiana 105   U.S. average $105
26 New Jersey 104   N.Y.S. % above avg. 29.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 1997 Compendium of Government Finances http://www.census.gov/govs/www/cog.html
Property taxes make up the largest element of New York's overall tax burden, at $44 per $1,000 income; personal income tax follows at $40.