2016 Average Federal Income Taxes Paid by State

The average taxpayer in the United States paid $14,051 in federal income taxes in 2016. How does that compare to where you live?

2016 Federal Income Tax Receipt
Average Federal Income Taxes Paid by State
April 15, 2017
Inflation adjusted to 2016 dollars

Location Average Taxes Compared to National Average
United States $14,051  
Connecticut $22,785 +$8,734
District of Columbia $20,563 +$6,512
New York $19,782 +$5,731
Massachusetts $18,997 +$4,946
New Jersey $18,367 +$4,316
California $16,996 +$2,945
Wyoming $16,329 +$2,278
Texas $16,029 +$1,978
Illinois $15,097 +$1,046
North Dakota $14,823 +$772
Florida $14,750 +$699
Washington $14,664 +$613
Colorado $14,244 +$193
Maryland $14,239 +$188
Virginia $14,197 +$146
New Hampshire $13,110 -$940
Minnesota $12,889 -$1,161
Nevada $12,700 -$1,350
Pennsylvania $12,605 -$1,445
Georgia $12,471 -$1,579
Louisiana $12,331 -$1,719
Alaska $12,266 -$1,784
Kansas $12,160 -$1,890
Rhode Island $11,901 -$2,149
South Dakota $11,842 -$2,208
Oklahoma $11,744 -$2,306
Delaware $11,290 -$2,760
Arizona $11,264 -$2,786
Michigan $11,252 -$2,798
Nebraska $11,213 -$2,837
Tennessee $11,192 -$2,858
North Carolina $10,958 -$3,092
Utah $10,953 -$3,097
Missouri $10,874 -$3,176
Oregon $10,715 -$3,335
Wisconsin $10,618 -$3,432
Arkansas $10,300 -$3,750
Ohio $10,250 -$3,800
Alabama $10,000 -$4,050
Iowa $9,988 -$4,062
Montana $9,964 -$4,086
Indiana $9,930 -$4,120
Hawaii $9,852 -$4,198
Vermont $9,793 -$4,257
New Mexico $9,630 -$4,420
South Carolina $9,619 -$4,431
Idaho $9,362 -$4,688
Kentucky $9,195 -$4,855
Mississippi $8,747 -$5,303
Maine $8,630 -$5,420
West Virginia $8,607 -$5,443

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