(NEXSTAR) – It’s tax filing season, and depending on where you live in the U.S., you can spend on a very different part of your income.
An MoneyGeek analysis ranked each state according to how “tax-friendly” it is. Analysts looked not only at income tax – they also took into account property taxes, as well as state and local sales taxes.
To determine where people pay the highest tax burden, MoneyGeek looked at a hypothetical average family: a married couple with one child, an average national income of $ 82,852 and a house for $ 349,400. The study shows how much taxes this fictional family would pay in each state.
The states with the highest tax burden, according to the analysis, were:
- Illinois (Applied Tax: 16.8% of Income or $ 13,894)
- Connecticut (Applied Tax: 15.1% of Income or $ 12,545)
- New Jersey (Applied Tax: 14.3% of Income or $ 11,872)
- New Hampshire (Applied Tax: 14.1% of Income or $ 11,694)
- New York (Applied taxes: 13.9% of income or $ 11,495)
- Iowa (Applied Tax: 13.8% of Income or $ 11,398)
- Wisconsin (Applied Tax: 13.2% of Income or $ 10,976)
- Vermont (Applied taxes: 12.6% of income or $ 10,453)
- Nebraska (Applied Tax: 12.6% of Income or $ 10,446)
- Michigan (Applied Tax: 12.4% of Income or $ 10,239)
The states with the lowest tax burden were:
- Wyoming (Applied taxes: 4% of income or $ 3279)
- Nevada (Applied Tax: 4.7% Income or $ 3,879)
- Alaska (Applied Tax: 5.4% Income or $ 4507)
- Florida (Applied taxes: 5.6% of income or $ 4632)
- Tennessee (Applied Tax: 6.5% Income or $ 5,377)
- Washington (Applied taxes: 6.5% of income or $ 5414)
- North Dakota (Applied Tax: 6.7% Income or $ 5,556)
- Arizona (Applied Tax: 6.8% Income or $ 5,665)
- South Dakota (Applied Tax: 7.2% Income or $ 5,938)
- Delaware (Applied Tax: 7.3% of Income or $ 6,074)
Based on its analysis, MoneyGeek also gave each state a literal assessment of its “tax-friendlyness”. States with classes A have the lowest tax burden on the “average” family, while states with classes D or E have the highest tax burden.
MoneyGeek estimates are true only for this hypothetical family, which earns about $ 82,000 a year with a home for $ 349,000. A family that has just bought a home for $ 1 million in California is likely to pay significantly more taxes, while one person who earns $ 40,000 in Texas will pay less.
See the full state breakdown and tax burden in your state here.