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

State Sales/Gross Receipts Taxes on Utilities, Per Capita, 1999

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Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey $134   27 Oklahoma $5
2 West Virginia 109   28 New Mexico 4
3 Alabama 105   29 Wyoming 4
4 Hawaii 102   30 Louisiana 3
5 Illinois 100   31 Colorado 2
6 NEW YORK $90   32 Idaho 2
7 Rhode Island 67   33 Nebraska 2
8 Ohio 62   34 Oregon 2
9 Pennsylvania 56   35 South Dakota 2
10 Wisconsin 56   36 California 1
11 Connecticut 51   37 Indiana 1
12 New Hampshire 47   38 Tennessee 1
13 North Carolina 45   39 Maine 0
14 Washington 45   39 Mississippi 0
15 North Dakota 43   39 Kansas 0
16 Florida 42   39 Arkansas 0
17 Delaware 32   39 Georgia 0
18 Maryland 30   39 Iowa 0
19 Texas 22   39 Kentucky 0
20 Montana 19   39 Massachusetts 0
21 Virginia 16   39 Michigan 0
22 Vermont 15   39 Minnesota 0
23 South Carolina 9   39 Missouri 0
24 Arizona 7   39 Utah 0
25 Alaska 6   U.S. average $33
26 Nevada 5   N.Y.S. % above avg. 172.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/govs/statetax/99tax.txt
New York's gross receipts tax will be eliminated for most businesses, and reduced for homeowners, in steps through the year 2005.