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  • Biggest source of tax revenue in every state
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    Biggest source of tax revenue in every state

    Taxes may be your enemy, but they're the government’s friend. There are many different types of taxes that fund each state's needs, and recently they’ve been making headlines.The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is set to reduce federal investments in collective priorities such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure for states.

    To help understand the tax landscape in every state, Stacker used survey data from Pew Charitable Trusts, which analyzed tax revenue for U.S. state for the 2016 financial year. For each state, we found the biggest source of tax revenue for from the following categories: personal income, corporate, general sales, selective sales, severance, licenses, and property.

    From the primary tax categories that were analyzed, property taxes are the smallest source of revenue for more than half of states, and Texas and Washington collect at-least 60% from general sales taxes. Check out the list to see exactly where your state is getting its money from.

    Tired of enigmatic taxes? Check out quirky tax facts to turn that frown upside down.

     

  • Alabama - Personal income tax
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    Alabama - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Alabama: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 35.21%
    - Corporate tax: 3.8%
    - General sales tax: 26.17%
    - Selective sales tax: 25.3%
    - Severance tax: 0.47%
    - Licenses tax: 5.12%
    - Property tax: 3.49%
    - Other taxes: 0.44%

  • Alaska - Severance tax
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    Alaska - Severance tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Alaska: Severance tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 0%
    - Corporate tax: 20.37%
    - General sales tax: 0%
    - Selective sales tax: 25.03%
    - Severance tax: 32.32%
    - Licenses tax: 11.57%
    - Property tax: 10.72%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Arizona - General sales tax
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    Arizona - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Arizona: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 27.04%
    - Corporate tax: 3.89%
    - General sales tax: 45.38%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.76%
    - Severance tax: 0.1%
    - Licenses tax: 3.29%
    - Property tax: 6.43%
    - Other taxes: 0.12%

  • Arkansas - General sales tax
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    Arkansas - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Arkansas: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 29.42%
    - Corporate tax: 4.76%
    - General sales tax: 35.06%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.5%
    - Severance tax: 0.51%
    - Licenses tax: 4.2%
    - Property tax: 11.85%
    - Other taxes: 0.7%

  • California - Personal income tax
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    California - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for California: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 52.02%
    - Corporate tax: 6.38%
    - General sales tax: 25.25%
    - Selective sales tax: 9.13%
    - Severance tax: 0.04%
    - Licenses tax: 5.51%
    - Property tax: 1.62%
    - Other taxes: 0.05%

  • Colorado - Personal income tax
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    Colorado - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Colorado: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 50.69%
    - Corporate tax: 4.89%
    - General sales tax: 22.2%
    - Selective sales tax: 16.08%
    - Severance tax: 0.66%
    - Licenses tax: 5.49%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Connecticut - Personal income tax
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    Connecticut - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Connecticut: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 49.57%
    - Corporate tax: 4.72%
    - General sales tax: 24.62%
    - Selective sales tax: 15.72%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 2.99%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 2.38%

  • Delaware - Licenses tax
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    Delaware - Licenses tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Delaware: Licenses tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 31.58%
    - Corporate tax: 9.03%
    - General sales tax: 0%
    - Selective sales tax: 15.31%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 41.24%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 2.84%

  • Florida - General sales tax
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    Florida - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Florida: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 0%
    - Corporate tax: 6.04%
    - General sales tax: 59.22%
    - Selective sales tax: 21.62%
    - Severance tax: 0.09%
    - Licenses tax: 5.95%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 7.07%

  • Georgia - Personal income tax
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    Georgia - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Georgia: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 48.66%
    - Corporate tax: 4.57%
    - General sales tax: 25.54%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.65%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 3.09%
    - Property tax: 4.48%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Hawaii - General sales tax
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    Hawaii - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Hawaii: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 30.58%
    - Corporate tax: 1.56%
    - General sales tax: 46.34%
    - Selective sales tax: 16.04%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 3.8%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 1.67%

  • Idaho - General sales tax
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    Idaho - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Idaho: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 36.14%
    - Corporate tax: 4.49%
    - General sales tax: 37.04%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.35%
    - Severance tax: 0.13%
    - Licenses tax: 8.86%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Illinois - Personal income tax
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    Illinois - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Illinois: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 35.49%
    - Corporate tax: 8.66%
    - General sales tax: 29.16%
    - Selective sales tax: 18.45%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 7.06%
    - Property tax: 0.16%
    - Other taxes: 1.03%

  • Indiana - General sales tax
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    Indiana - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Indiana: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 29.67%
    - Corporate tax: 5.88%
    - General sales tax: 41.54%
    - Selective sales tax: 18.77%
    - Severance tax: 0.01%
    - Licenses tax: 4.06%
    - Property tax: 0.06%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Iowa - Personal income tax
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    Iowa - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Iowa: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 37.17%
    - Corporate tax: 3.94%
    - General sales tax: 33.09%
    - Selective sales tax: 14.95%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 9.69%
    - Property tax: 0.01%
    - Other taxes: 1.15%

  • Kansas - General sales tax
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    Kansas - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Kansas: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 27.69%
    - Corporate tax: 4.86%
    - General sales tax: 40.21%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.46%
    - Severance tax: 0.62%
    - Licenses tax: 4.92%
    - Property tax: 8.24%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Kentucky - Personal income tax
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    Kentucky - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Kentucky: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 36.35%
    - Corporate tax: 5.15%
    - General sales tax: 29.4%
    - Selective sales tax: 18.17%
    - Severance tax: 1.27%
    - Licenses tax: 4.29%
    - Property tax: 4.9%
    - Other taxes: 0.46%

  • Louisiana - General sales tax
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    Louisiana - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Louisiana: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 30.79%
    - Corporate tax: 1.84%
    - General sales tax: 34.23%
    - Selective sales tax: 23.27%
    - Severance tax: 4.9%
    - Licenses tax: 4.3%
    - Property tax: 0.67%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Maine - Personal income tax
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    Maine - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Maine: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 37.57%
    - Corporate tax: 3.33%
    - General sales tax: 32.91%
    - Selective sales tax: 17.4%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 6.59%
    - Property tax: 0.86%
    - Other taxes: 1.34%

  • Maryland - Personal income tax
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    Maryland - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Maryland: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 40.77%
    - Corporate tax: 5.4%
    - General sales tax: 21.56%
    - Selective sales tax: 21.23%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 4.23%
    - Property tax: 3.58%
    - Other taxes: 3.23%

  • Massachusetts - Personal income tax
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    Massachusetts - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Massachusetts: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 52.89%
    - Corporate tax: 8.55%
    - General sales tax: 22.32%
    - Selective sales tax: 9.51%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 4.11%
    - Property tax: 0.02%
    - Other taxes: 2.59%

  • Michigan - Personal income tax
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    Michigan - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Michigan: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 33.91%
    - Corporate tax: 3.27%
    - General sales tax: 33.4%
    - Selective sales tax: 14.85%
    - Severance tax: 0.09%
    - Licenses tax: 6.05%
    - Property tax: 7.41%
    - Other taxes: 1.01%

  • Minnesota - Personal income tax
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    Minnesota - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Minnesota: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 42.61%
    - Corporate tax: 6.02%
    - General sales tax: 22.17%
    - Selective sales tax: 18.01%
    - Severance tax: 0.2%
    - Licenses tax: 5.66%
    - Property tax: 3.37%
    - Other taxes: 1.96%

  • Mississippi - General sales tax
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    Mississippi - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Mississippi: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 23.5%
    - Corporate tax: 6.05%
    - General sales tax: 43.05%
    - Selective sales tax: 19.32%
    - Severance tax: 0.51%
    - Licenses tax: 7.23%
    - Property tax: 0.35%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Missouri - Personal income tax
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    Missouri - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Missouri: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 49.19%
    - Corporate tax: 2.68%
    - General sales tax: 28.88%
    - Selective sales tax: 14.42%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 4.47%
    - Property tax: 0.25%
    - Other taxes: 0.1%

  • Montana - Personal income tax
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    Montana - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Montana: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 44.94%
    - Corporate tax: 4.53%
    - General sales tax: 0%
    - Selective sales tax: 21.4%
    - Severance tax: 6.25%
    - Licenses tax: 12.14%
    - Property tax: 10.6%
    - Other taxes: 0.14%

  • Nebraska - Personal income tax
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    Nebraska - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Nebraska: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 43.87%
    - Corporate tax: 6.01%
    - General sales tax: 34.85%
    - Selective sales tax: 11.32%
    - Severance tax: 0.05%
    - Licenses tax: 3.62%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0.28%

  • Nevada - General sales tax
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    Nevada - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Nevada: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 0%
    - Corporate tax: 0%
    - General sales tax: 53.16%
    - Selective sales tax: 25.94%
    - Severance tax: 1.28%
    - Licenses tax: 8.11%
    - Property tax: 3.49%
    - Other taxes: 8.02%

  • New Hampshire - Selective sales tax
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    New Hampshire - Selective sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for New Hampshire: Selective sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 3.33%
    - Corporate tax: 26.5%
    - General sales tax: 0%
    - Selective sales tax: 37.2%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 12.47%
    - Property tax: 15.38%
    - Other taxes: 5.11%

  • New Jersey - Personal income tax
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    New Jersey - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for New Jersey: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 42.34%
    - Corporate tax: 7.07%
    - General sales tax: 29.38%
    - Selective sales tax: 12.38%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 4.75%
    - Property tax: 0.01%
    - Other taxes: 4.07%

  • New Mexico - General sales tax
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    New Mexico - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for New Mexico: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 25.81%
    - Corporate tax: 2.09%
    - General sales tax: 38.18%
    - Selective sales tax: 15.46%
    - Severance tax: 10.24%
    - Licenses tax: 6.27%
    - Property tax: 1.95%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • New York - Personal income tax
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    New York - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for New York: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 57.17%
    - Corporate tax: 5.14%
    - General sales tax: 16.64%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.84%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 2.21%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 5.01%

  • North Carolina - Personal income tax
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    North Carolina - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for North Carolina: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 45.96%
    - Corporate tax: 4.07%
    - General sales tax: 27.43%
    - Selective sales tax: 15.12%
    - Severance tax: 0.01%
    - Licenses tax: 7.13%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0.27%

  • North Dakota - Severance tax
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    North Dakota - Severance tax

    Biggest source of taxes for North Dakota: Severance tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 9.47%
    - Corporate tax: 2.78%
    - General sales tax: 27.43%
    - Selective sales tax: 12.93%
    - Severance tax: 41.79%
    - Licenses tax: 5.5%
    - Property tax: 0.11%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Ohio - General sales tax
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    Ohio - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Ohio: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 28.47%
    - Corporate tax: 0.12%
    - General sales tax: 42.61%
    - Selective sales tax: 20.93%
    - Severance tax: 0.12%
    - Licenses tax: 7.75%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0.01%

  • Oklahoma - Personal income tax
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    Oklahoma - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Oklahoma: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 35.29%
    - Corporate tax: 3.86%
    - General sales tax: 29.1%
    - Selective sales tax: 15.39%
    - Severance tax: 3.9%
    - Licenses tax: 12.24%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0.21%

  • Oregon - Personal income tax
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    Oregon - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Oregon: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 69.64%
    - Corporate tax: 5.52%
    - General sales tax: 0%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.87%
    - Severance tax: 0.12%
    - Licenses tax: 9.5%
    - Property tax: 0.19%
    - Other taxes: 1.16%

  • Pennsylvania - Personal income tax
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    Pennsylvania - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Pennsylvania: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 31.91%
    - Corporate tax: 6.57%
    - General sales tax: 27.33%
    - Selective sales tax: 24.24%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 5.77%
    - Property tax: 0.12%
    - Other taxes: 4.06%

  • Rhode Island - Personal income tax
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    Rhode Island - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Rhode Island: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 37.85%
    - Corporate tax: 4.42%
    - General sales tax: 29.81%
    - Selective sales tax: 21.19%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 3.7%
    - Property tax: 0.08%
    - Other taxes: 2.95%

  • South Carolina - Personal income tax
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    South Carolina - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for South Carolina: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 40.51%
    - Corporate tax: 4.61%
    - General sales tax: 34.22%
    - Selective sales tax: 14.16%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 5.23%
    - Property tax: 0.34%
    - Other taxes: 0.93%

  • South Dakota - General sales tax
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    South Dakota - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for South Dakota: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 0%
    - Corporate tax: 1.87%
    - General sales tax: 55.44%
    - Selective sales tax: 26.97%
    - Severance tax: 0.37%
    - Licenses tax: 15.35%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0.01%

  • Tennessee - General sales tax
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    Tennessee - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Tennessee: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 2.42%
    - Corporate tax: 11.49%
    - General sales tax: 52.34%
    - Selective sales tax: 20.15%
    - Severance tax: 0.01%
    - Licenses tax: 11.33%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 2.25%

  • Texas - General sales tax
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    Texas - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Texas: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 0%
    - Corporate tax: 0%
    - General sales tax: 61.63%
    - Selective sales tax: 27.31%
    - Severance tax: 4.5%
    - Licenses tax: 6.55%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Utah - Personal income tax
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    Utah - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Utah: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 47.64%
    - Corporate tax: 4.71%
    - General sales tax: 29.42%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.39%
    - Severance tax: 0.75%
    - Licenses tax: 4.1%
    - Property tax: 0%
    - Other taxes: 0%

  • Vermont - Property tax
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    Vermont - Property tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Vermont: Property tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 23.66%
    - Corporate tax: 3.19%
    - General sales tax: 12.03%
    - Selective sales tax: 21.38%
    - Severance tax: 0%
    - Licenses tax: 3.8%
    - Property tax: 34.23%
    - Other taxes: 1.71%

  • Virginia - Personal income tax
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    Virginia - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Virginia: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 57.67%
    - Corporate tax: 3.55%
    - General sales tax: 18.53%
    - Selective sales tax: 13.92%
    - Severance tax: 0.01%
    - Licenses tax: 3.89%
    - Property tax: 0.14%
    - Other taxes: 2.28%

  • Washington - General sales tax
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    Washington - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Washington: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 0%
    - Corporate tax: 0%
    - General sales tax: 60.86%
    - Selective sales tax: 18.29%
    - Severance tax: 0.18%
    - Licenses tax: 6.56%
    - Property tax: 9.26%
    - Other taxes: 4.85%

  • West Virginia - Personal income tax
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    West Virginia - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for West Virginia: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 35.99%
    - Corporate tax: 2.82%
    - General sales tax: 25.09%
    - Selective sales tax: 24.96%
    - Severance tax: 8.28%
    - Licenses tax: 2.51%
    - Property tax: 0.14%
    - Other taxes: 0.21%

  • Wisconsin - Personal income tax
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    Wisconsin - Personal income tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Wisconsin: Personal income tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 42.52%
    - Corporate tax: 5.6%
    - General sales tax: 28.73%
    - Selective sales tax: 15.12%
    - Severance tax: 0.06%
    - Licenses tax: 6.54%
    - Property tax: 0.97%
    - Other taxes: 0.45%

  • Wyoming - General sales tax
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    Wyoming - General sales tax

    Biggest source of taxes for Wyoming: General sales tax

    Tax source breakdown:
    - Personal income tax: 0%
    - Corporate tax: 0%
    - General sales tax: 33.52%
    - Selective sales tax: 9.34%
    - Severance tax: 31.04%
    - Licenses tax: 8.21%
    - Property tax: 17.7%
    - Other taxes: 0.19%

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