North Dakota ranks 4th highest for state tax collections per capita


North Dakota finished fourth in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Those tax collections in North Dakota amounted to $6,630 per capita, according to the foundation’s numbers.

The Tax Foundation numbers don’t always represent a complete picture of the burden on taxpayers within each state, however. North Dakota, for one, has a severance tax on oil and gas production, which is borne primarily by consumers outside the state where those resources are ultimately sold, the analysis states. So the state’s overall state and local tax burden appears high, according to the report, but the actual burden on state residents is much lower.

States that draw a lot of revenues from tourism are in the same boat, with the per-capita burden for in-state taxpayers appearing higher than it really is, the analysis says.

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State and Local Tax Collections by State

RankStateLocal and State Tax Collections per Capita
1New York$8,957
2Connecticut$7,220
3New Jersey$6,709
4North Dakota$6,630
5Massachusetts$6,469
6Hawaii$6,467
7Minnesota$6,090
8California$6,077
9Maryland$6,027
10Vermont$5,904
11Illinois$5,654
12Rhode Island$5,562
13Wyoming$5,545
14Maine$5,206
15Nebraska$5,087
16Pennsylvania$5,058
17Washington$5,050
18Iowa$4,884
19New Hampshire$4,818
20Wisconsin$4,782
21Delaware$4,757
22Colorado$4,621
23Virginia$4,560
24Oregon$4,508
25Kansas$4,498
26Ohio$4,473
27Nevada$4,277
28Michigan$4,082
29Texas$4,020
30Arkansas$3,958
31South Dakota$3,938
32North Carolina$3,919
33West Virginia$3,917
34New Mexico$3,891
35Louisiana$3,888
36Indiana$3,872
37Montana$3,827
38Kentucky$3,823
39Alaska$3,812
40Utah$3,743
41Missouri$3,682
42Georgia$3,660
43Mississippi$3,613
44Arizona$3,582
45Idaho$3,514
46Florida$3,478
47Oklahoma$3,458
48South Carolina$3,435
49Tennessee$3,322
50Alabama$3,206
Source: Tax Foundation

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