2017 Average Federal Income Taxes Paid by State

The average taxpayer in the United States paid $14,520 in federal income taxes in 2017. How does that compare to where you live?

2017 Federal Income Tax Receipt
Average Federal Income Taxes Paid by State
April 15, 2018
Inflation adjusted to 2017 dollars

Location Average Taxes Compared to National Average
United States $14,520  
Connecticut $22,781 +$8,260
District of Columbia $21,800 +$7,279
New York $20,226 +$5,705
Massachusetts $19,638 +$5,118
New Jersey $18,907 +$4,386
California $17,842 +$3,321
Illinois $15,793 +$1,272
Texas $15,675 +$1,154
Wyoming $15,568 +$1,047
Florida $15,450 +$930
Washington $15,360 +$839
Maryland $14,725 +$204
Virginia $14,684 +$163
Colorado $14,453 -$66
New Hampshire $13,640 -$879
Minnesota $13,410 -$1,110
Nevada $13,313 -$1,206
Pennsylvania $13,154 -$1,366
North Dakota $13,069 -$1,450
Georgia $12,858 -$1,661
Alaska $12,716 -$1,803
Kansas $12,090 -$2,430
South Dakota $11,892 -$2,627
Rhode Island $11,887 -$2,633
Arizona $11,786 -$2,733
Delaware $11,720 -$2,799
Louisiana $11,671 -$2,849
Tennessee $11,659 -$2,861
Michigan $11,632 -$2,888
North Carolina $11,604 -$2,916
Oregon $11,431 -$3,088
Oklahoma $11,413 -$3,107
Utah $11,303 -$3,217
Missouri $11,258 -$3,261
Wisconsin $11,120 -$3,399
Nebraska $10,923 -$3,597
Ohio $10,561 -$3,959
Alabama $10,437 -$4,082
Hawaii $10,435 -$4,084
Arkansas $10,403 -$4,116
Indiana $10,363 -$4,156
South Carolina $10,258 -$4,261
Iowa $10,227 -$4,292
Montana $9,944 -$4,575
Vermont $9,877 -$4,642
Idaho $9,699 -$4,820
Kentucky $9,604 -$4,916
New Mexico $9,495 -$5,025
Maine $8,988 -$5,531
Mississippi $8,855 -$5,665
West Virginia $8,529 -$5,991

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