2015 Average Federal Income Taxes Paid by State

The average taxpayer in the United States paid $12,978 in federal income taxes in 2015. How does that compare to where you live?

2015 Federal Income Tax Receipt
Average Federal Income Taxes Paid by State
April 15, 2016
Inflation adjusted to 2015 dollars

Location Average Taxes Compared to National Average
United States $12,978  
Connecticut $21,367 +$8,388
District of Columbia $18,997 +$6,018
New York $18,094 +$5,115
Massachusetts $17,338 +$4,359
New Jersey $17,287 +$4,308
California $15,496 +$2,517
Wyoming $15,204 +$2,225
Texas $14,594 +$1,615
Illinois $13,978 +$999
North Dakota $13,757 +$778
Maryland $13,383 +$404
Florida $13,370 +$392
Virginia $13,317 +$338
Washington $13,291 +$312
Colorado $12,930 -$48
Nevada $12,327 -$651
Minnesota $12,081 -$897
New Hampshire $12,022 -$956
Alaska $11,770 -$1,207
Pennsylvania $11,699 -$1,278
Louisiana $11,519 -$1,459
Georgia $11,421 -$1,557
Kansas $11,378 -$1,599
Rhode Island $11,122 -$1,856
Oklahoma $11,002 -$1,976
South Dakota $10,774 -$2,203
Arizona $10,653 -$2,325
Delaware $10,610 -$2,368
Michigan $10,596 -$2,381
Tennessee $10,402 -$2,576
Nebraska $10,216 -$2,762
Utah $10,190 -$2,788
Missouri $10,181 -$2,797
Wisconsin $10,165 -$2,813
North Carolina $10,108 -$2,870
Oregon $9,986 -$2,992
Ohio $9,533 -$3,445
Arkansas $9,521 -$3,457
Alabama $9,496 -$3,482
Iowa $9,485 -$3,493
Indiana $9,482 -$3,496
Hawaii $9,188 -$3,790
South Carolina $9,166 -$3,812
Vermont $9,070 -$3,908
New Mexico $9,051 -$3,927
Montana $8,961 -$4,016
Idaho $8,837 -$4,141
Kentucky $8,541 -$4,437
Mississippi $8,374 -$4,604
Maine $8,211 -$4,767
West Virginia $7,886 -$5,092

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