The Carolina’s Rank Among America’s Lowest Tax Burden States for 2022

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With Tax Day approaching on April 18 and 81% of Americans thinking that the government does not spend their tax dollars wisely, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2022 Tax Burden by State report.

In order to determine which states tax their residents most aggressively, the site compared the 50 states based on the three components of state tax burden — property taxes, individual income taxes, and sales and excise taxes — as a share of total personal income.

South Carolina came in as the 39th least tax burdened states and North Carolina was ranked just slightly worse, coming in at the 35th spot.

Overall Tax Burden by State

Overall Rank*  State Total Tax Burden
(%)
 
Property Tax Burden
(%)
 
Individual Income Tax Burden
(%)
 
Total Sales & Excise Tax Burden
(%)
 
1 New York 12.75% 4.43%
(6)
4.90%
(1)
3.42%
(25)
2 Hawaii 12.70% 2.55%
(34)
3.18%
(8)
6.97%
(1)
3 Maine 11.42% 5.48%
(1)
2.51%
(21)
3.43%
(24)
4 Vermont 11.13% 5.31%
(2)
2.49%
(22)
3.33%
(27)
5 Minnesota 10.20% 2.93%
(22)
3.74%
(5)
3.53%
(22)
6 New Jersey 10.11% 4.98%
(4)
2.54%
(20)
2.59%
(43)
7 Connecticut 10.06% 4.16%
(7)
3.07%
(11)
2.83%
(41)
8 Rhode Island 9.91% 4.48%
(5)
2.31%
(28)
3.12%
(34)
9 California 9.72% 2.76%
(30)
3.80%
(4)
3.16%
(32)
10 Illinois 9.70% 3.98%
(8)
2.22%
(30)
3.50%
(23)
11 Maryland 9.47% 2.61%
(33)
4.07%
(3)
2.79%
(42)
12 New Mexico 9.37% 2.04%
(42)
1.75%
(37)
5.58%
(4)
13 Iowa 9.34% 3.42%
(14)
2.57%
(18)
3.35%
(26)
14 Kansas 9.34% 3.11%
(18)
2.43%
(23)
3.80%
(18)
15 Utah 9.19% 2.36%
(37)
3.17%
(9)
3.66%
(19)
16 Mississippi 9.16% 2.84%
(23)
1.70%
(39)
4.62%
(7)
17 West Virginia 9.08% 2.28%
(40)
2.76%
(14)
4.04%
(12)
18 Nebraska 9.01% 3.69%
(10)
2.41%
(24)
2.91%
(39)
19 Ohio 8.99% 2.78%
(27)
2.60%
(17)
3.61%
(21)
20 Wisconsin 8.92% 3.17%
(16)
2.83%
(13)
2.92%
(38)
21 Massachusetts 8.80% 3.49%
(12)
3.35%
(6)
1.96%
(45)
22 Arkansas 8.77% 1.77%
(46)
2.24%
(29)
4.76%
(6)
22 Kentucky 8.77% 1.99%
(44)
3.16%
(10)
3.62%
(20)
24 Louisiana 8.75% 1.95%
(45)
1.74%
(38)
5.06%
(5)
25 Oregon 8.65% 3.14%
(17)
4.39%
(2)
1.12%
(50)
26 Pennsylvania 8.57% 2.81%
(25)
2.57%
(18)
3.19%
(30)
27 Colorado 8.52% 2.97%
(20)
2.32%
(27)
3.23%
(29)
28 Indiana 8.42% 2.34%
(38)
2.17%
(32)
3.91%
(15)
29 Arizona 8.39% 2.50%
(35)
1.60%
(40)
4.29%
(8)
30 Washington 8.37% 2.63%
(32)
0.00%
(44)
5.74%
(3)
31 Michigan 8.25% 3.09%
(19)
2.19%
(31)
2.97%
(36)
32 Texas 8.22% 3.97%
(9)
0.00%
(44)
4.25%
(11)
33 Nevada 8.19% 2.03%
(43)
0.00%
(44)
6.16%
(2)
34 Virginia 8.18% 2.97%
(20)
2.92%
(12)
2.29%
(44)
35 North Carolina 8.16% 2.19%
(41)
2.65%
(16)
3.32%
(28)
36 Georgia 8.01% 2.68%
(31)
2.38%
(25)
2.95%
(37)
37 North Dakota 8.00% 2.77%
(28)
0.95%
(41)
4.28%
(9)
38 Missouri 7.80% 2.30%
(39)
2.36%
(26)
3.14%
(33)
39 South Carolina 7.67% 2.80%
(26)
2.03%
(33)
2.84%
(40)
40 Idaho 7.59% 2.39%
(36)
2.03%
(33)
3.17%
(31)
41 Oklahoma 7.47% 1.74%
(48)
1.90%
(36)
3.83%
(17)
42 Alabama 7.41% 1.41%
(50)
2.00%
(35)
4.00%
(13)
43 Montana 7.39% 3.45%
(13)
2.66%
(15)
1.28%
(47)
44 South Dakota 7.12% 2.84%
(23)
0.00%
(44)
4.28%
(9)
45 Florida 6.64% 2.77%
(28)
0.00%
(44)
3.87%
(16)
46 New Hampshire 6.41% 5.11%
(3)
0.14%
(42)
1.16%
(49)
47 Wyoming 6.32% 3.32%
(15)
0.00%
(44)
3.00%
(35)
48 Delaware 6.22% 1.77%
(46)
3.28%
(7)
1.17%
(48)
49 Tennessee 5.75% 1.71%
(49)
0.06%
(43)
3.98%
(14)
50 Alaska 5.06% 3.54%
(11)
0.00%
(44)
1.52%
(46)

Note: *No. 1 = Highest

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