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Wyoming had the lowest state-local tax burden in '11

Apr 3, 2014 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- A tax policy research group says Wyoming residents enjoyed the lowest state and local tax burden in the country in 2011.

The report released by the Tax Foundation shows that taxpayers in Wyoming paid 6.9 percent of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in 2011.

Wyoming overtook Alaska, which had been the least-taxed for multiple decades.

The national average for state tax burden for 2011 was 9.8 percent.

After Wyoming and Alaska, the next lowest-taxed states were South Dakota, Texas, and Louisiana.

The report says residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut had the highest state-local tax burdens as a share of income at nearly 12 percent.

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