The average family pays almost $7,000 in state and local taxes per year.
Taxpayers in the states with the highest taxes pay 4-times more than those in the states with the lowest taxes.
Red states impose lower taxes with an aggregate score of 19.9 vs 31.4 for blue states (the lower the score the more tax friendly a state is).
States with the Lowest Taxes (vs. National Avg.)
South Dakota (-46%)
North Dakota (-20%)
States with the Highest Taxes (vs. National Avg.)
New Jersey (+27%)
New York (+40%)
For more information about where your state ranks, please visit http://://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-highest-lowest-taxes/2416/