Each year, Americans dread April 15 -- Tax Day. However, the IRS announced in March that American taxpayers would have an extra month to file their federal income taxes, pushing Tax Day to May 17 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, state filings will still proceed as planned in most places.

In 2019, the average state and local tax burden was 10.3% of income, but this figure varied widely from state to state -- ranging from less than 6% to over 14%, meaning differences of thousands of dollars in a given year.

To determine the states where Americans are paying the most taxes, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on state tax burdens from tax policy nonprofit the Tax Foundation. States were ranked based on state and local taxes paid by each state's residents as a percentage of that state's net national product in 2019. State income figures are based on net national product, which measures the value of goods and services produced by U.S. residents, minus the value of the fixed capital used in production.

To calculate tax burdens the Tax Foundation included different kinds of taxes, -- on purchases like property, public utilities, alcohol, fuel, and general sales, as well as taxes on incomes, inheritance, and many other financial transactions. Property taxes can sometimes make up a large share of total tax burdens, depending on the state in which the property is located. While some states have property taxes of under $1,000 per capita, residents of other states pay over $3,000 per person in property taxes. These are the states with the highest property taxes.

The state and local tax burden in Arizona in 2019, represented 8.7% of incomes in the state. This tax burden was the sixth lowest among states and well below the overall national tax burden of 10.3%. On a per capita basis, Arizona residents paid $3,926 in state and local taxes, seventh lowest among states and lower than the national per capita taxes paid of $5,755.

The tax burden in Arizona has decreased in recent years. In 2010, the state and local tax burden represented 9.2% of incomes in the state, tied for 11th lowest of all states.

StateTax as a share of incomeRankTaxes per capitaRankIncome per capita
Alabama9.0%38$3,89345$43,256
Alaska5.8%50$3,60549$62,155
Arizona8.7%45$3,92644$45,126
Arkansas10.4%16$4,58131$44,048
California11.5%8$7,5296$65,470
Colorado9.4%34$5,67717$60,394
Connecticut12.8%2$9,7052$75,820
Delaware10.3%18$5,55019$53,883
Florida8.8%43$4,55532$51,761
Georgia8.9%39$4,22140$47,427
Hawaii12.7%3$7,1447$56,252
Idaho9.6%30$4,33635$45,167
Illinois11.1%10$6,45010$58,108
Indiana8.9%39$4,28937$48,191
Iowa10.8%13$5,49921$50,917
Kansas10.1%21$5,29223$52,396
Kentucky9.9%25$4,27939$43,222
Louisiana9.2%35$4,29236$46,652
Maine11.0%12$5,49222$49,927
Maryland11.8%6$7,5395$63,890
Massachusetts10.5%15$7,6584$72,933
Michigan10.0%23$4,84129$48,410
Minnesota12.1%5$7,0018$57,860
Mississippi9.5%32$3,65448$38,463
Missouri9.2%35$4,43134$48,163
Montana10.1%21$4,95626$49,069
Nebraska10.3%18$5,54820$53,864
Nevada9.7%28$4,89527$50,464
New Hampshire9.7%28$6,09013$62,784
New Jersey11.7%7$8,1343$69,521
New Mexico8.8%43$3,73647$42,455
New York14.1%1$9,9871$70,830
North Carolina9.5%32$4,49033$47,263
North Dakota8.9%39$4,99625$56,135
Ohio10.3%18$5,10724$49,583
Oklahoma8.2%46$3,84146$46,841
Oregon11.1%10$5,80916$52,333
Pennsylvania10.4%16$5,97014$57,404
Rhode Island11.4%9$6,33411$55,561
South Carolina8.9%39$4,00043$44,944
South Dakota9.1%37$4,85528$53,352
Tennessee7.0%48$3,36850$48,114
Texas8.0%47$4,14341$51,788
Utah9.6%30$4,63630$48,292
Vermont12.3%4$6,6939$54,415
Virginia10.0%23$5,85415$58,540
Washington9.8%27$6,24512$63,724
West Virginia9.9%25$4,11442$41,556
Wisconsin10.7%14$5,63218$52,636
Wyoming7.0%48$4,28238$61,171