States with the lowest, highest tax burden

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Round up the usual suspects? Well, OK, taxpayers in New York and California (the first and second in the most onerous tax list) do get hammered, according to an analysis by WalletHub. But who knew that Nebraskans (No. 3) have the tax man breathing down their necks?

We in Pennsylvania aren’t exactly lucky, either — we’re No. 13 on the highest tax rate list.

The criteria that WalletHub used to calculate the ratings:

WalletHub

10 states with the lowest average annual tax burden:

1. Wyoming, $2,365
2. Alaska, $2,791
3. Nevada, $3,370
4. Florida, $3,648
5. South Dakota, $3,766
6. Washington (state), $3,823
7. Texas, $5,193
8. Delaware, $5,195
9. North Dakota, $5,588
10. New Mexico, $5,822

10 states with the highest average annual tax burden:

1. New York, $9,718
2. California, $9,509
3. Nebraska, $9,450
4. Connecticut, $9,099
5. Illinois, $9,006
6. Wisconsin, $8,975
7. Vermont, $8,838
8. New Jersey, $8,830
9. Iowa, $8,788
10. Maine, $8,622

See more charts, including Red States vs. Blue States, at WalletHub.

h/t MoneyWatch

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