Jan 4, 201302:42 PMDaily Biz Briefs
Washington 36th in tax-to-income ratio
Relative to income, people in 35 other states pay higher taxes than Washington residents, according to a Census Bureau data published by the Washington State Department of Revenue.
In 2010, Washingtonians paid $96.08 in state and local taxes for every $1,000 in income. That rate is the second lowest in 50 years, just below the $93.24 per $1,000 that state residents paid the year before.
While 2010 taxes were actually higher than 2009, Washington dropped one spot in the rankings because taxes in some other states increased more. The national average was $106.54, up $4.44 from 2009.
New York came up first in the rankings, with that state's resident's paying $201.12 per $1,000 of personal income. Oregon came in just ahead of Washington at 35th, with Oregonians paying $96.88 in taxes per $1,000 of income.
The full report is available at this link.