Largest, smallest tax burdens

California is tied for last place on yet another study of how and what states tax. The report, “Taxifornia,” is part of the California Prosperity Project by the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market advocacy group. Here are the five least burdensome states, based on a 10-point scale (10 is best):

1. South Dakota, 8.8

2. Delaware, 8.6

3. Texas, 7.7

4. Louisiana, 7.7

5. Nevada, 7.6

Five most burdensome:

1. California, 3.1

2. South Carolina, 3.1

3. New York, 3.1

4. Vermont 3.3

5. Alaska, 3.3

— Jan Norman

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.

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