New York, Connecticut Top State Income Tax Per Capita

By Christopher Goins | June 18, 2012 | 11:10am EDT

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( New York and Connecticut collected the most in state income taxes per capita in 2010, according to figures released by the Tax Foundation.

The foundation analyzed state income tax data in the 50 states and found that New York took in $1,796 on average per person, and in Connecticut, the government took in $1,616 on average per person in state income taxes.

Behind those top two were:

3. Massachusetts, $1,549 per person in income taxes

4. Oregon, $1,293 per person

5. California, $1,229

6. Minnesota, $1,219

7. New Jersey, $1,176

8. Hawaii, $1,127

9. Virginia, $1,086

10. Maryland, $1,077

On the lower end, New Hampshire collected the least per person in state income taxes: an average $63.

Completing that lowest 10 list from New Hampshire up were the following:

Indiana, $597

Oklahoma, $585

Michigan, $555

Alabama, $543

Louisiana, $506

South Carolina, $473

New Mexico, $466

Mississippi, $456

North Dakota, $454

Arizona, $379

New Hampshire, $63

The states that have no state income tax are Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

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