(The Center Square) – Tennessee has the third-lowest tax burden in the U.S., according to a new report by the personal finance website WalletHub.
The proportion of total personal income a person pays toward state and local taxes is considered his or her tax burden.
To determine who has the biggest tax burdens in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across the three types of state tax burdens – property taxes, individual income taxes and sales and excise taxes – as a share of total personal income in the state.
Tennessee ranked 48th in the U.S. in total tax burden at 6.18 percent. It also ranked in the bottom five states for highest property tax burden, coming in 46th at 1.92 percent, and bottom 10 states for highest individual income tax burden, finishing 42nd at 0.08 percent.
Tennessee's total sales and excise tax burden was 4.18 percent, 11th in the U.S.
New York (12.28 percent), Hawaii (11.48 percent), Vermont (10.73 percent), Maine (10.57 percent) and Minnesota (10.19 percent) were the states with the overall highest tax burden.
Along with Tennessee, Alaska (5.16 percent), Delaware (5.52 percent), Wyoming (6.47 percent) and Florida (6.82 percent) had the lowest overall tax burden.
New Hampshire (5.57 percent) had the highest property tax as a percentage of personal income, and Alabama was lowest (1.43 percent).
New York (4.40 percent) had the highest income tax burden as a percentage of personal income, and Alaska, Florida, Nevada, Texas, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming have no income tax burden on its residents.
Hawaii (6.36 percent) had the highest sales and excise tax burden as a percentage of personal income, and Oregon was lowest (1.05 percent).