2018 Average Federal Income Taxes Paid by State

The average taxpayer in the United States paid $14,411 in federal income taxes in 2018. How does that compare to where you live?

2018 Federal Income Tax Receipt
Average Federal Income Taxes Paid by State
April 15, 2019
Inflation adjusted to 2018 dollars

Location Average Taxes Compared to National Average
United States $14,411  
District of Columbia $22,146 +$7,734
Connecticut $21,873 +$7,462
Massachusetts $19,644 +$5,233
New York $19,546 +$5,135
New Jersey $19,014 +$4,602
California $17,793 +$3,381
Washington $16,187 +$1,775
Illinois $15,575 +$1,163
Maryland $15,060 +$649
Virginia $14,871 +$459
Colorado $14,718 +$306
Texas $14,456 +$44
Florida $14,327 -$84
New Hampshire $14,316 -$94
Wyoming $14,302 -$109
Nevada $14,291 -$119
Minnesota $13,543 -$868
Pennsylvania $13,199 -$1,211
Georgia $12,796 -$1,615
Alaska $12,748 -$1,663
Michigan $12,266 -$2,144
North Dakota $12,216 -$2,194
Rhode Island $12,135 -$2,275
Louisiana $12,115 -$2,295
Tennessee $12,079 -$2,332
Arizona $12,038 -$2,372
Kansas $12,026 -$2,385
South Dakota $12,004 -$2,406
Oregon $11,900 -$2,510
Delaware $11,875 -$2,535
Utah $11,855 -$2,555
North Carolina $11,802 -$2,608
Missouri $11,460 -$2,950
Wisconsin $11,413 -$2,997
Nebraska $10,939 -$3,472
Hawaii $10,882 -$3,529
Arkansas $10,833 -$3,578
Oklahoma $10,787 -$3,623
Alabama $10,742 -$3,668
Ohio $10,733 -$3,678
South Carolina $10,687 -$3,723
Indiana $10,660 -$3,750
Iowa $10,347 -$4,063
Vermont $10,198 -$4,212
Idaho $9,979 -$4,432
Montana $9,944 -$4,467
Kentucky $9,779 -$4,631
New Mexico $9,614 -$4,797
Maine $9,574 -$4,836
Mississippi $9,126 -$5,285
West Virginia $8,333 -$6,077

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