Florida ranks No. 4 for lowest tax burden

Florida has the fourth-lowest tax burden in the country, according to a study from WalletHub. Pictured is an H&R Block location in 2004. | [Dirk Shadd | Times, 2004]
Florida has the fourth-lowest tax burden in the country, according to a study from WalletHub. Pictured is an H&R Block location in 2004. | [Dirk Shadd | Times, 2004]
Published April 9 2018
Updated April 9 2018

Tax day might not bring warm fuzzy feelings for most, but it will bring slightly more savings for Floridians than residents of other states. The Sunshine State has the fourth-lowest tax burden in the country, according to a recent study released by WalletHub.

"Unlike tax rates, which vary widely based on an individualís circumstances, tax burden measures the proportion of total personal income that residents pay toward state and local taxes," the study said.

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Florida is one of seven states with no personal income tax. Itís total tax burden, WalletHub said, is 6.64 percent. Alaska has the lowest tax burden (4.94 percent), followed by Delaware (5.68 percent) and Tennessee (6.47 percent). New York has the highest tax burden (13.04 percent), followed by Hawaii (11.57 percent) and Maine (11.02 percent).

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