Washington came in 29th highest in a new study by the WalletHub website that examines the level of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states, based on three key tax measurements.

Residents of Washington paid 8.32 percent of their total personal income toward property taxes, individual state income taxes, and sales and excise taxes, according to the WalletHub analysis. The overall percentages vary significantly among the states, the study said, from over 12 percent to just over 5 percent.

In Washington, residents paid 2.59 percent of their total incomes toward property taxes, according to the analysis. For individual state income taxes, the percentage for the state’s residents was 0, while they shelled out 5.73 percent of their incomes toward sales and excise taxes, the researchers found. 

WalletHub examined the state tax burdens in a year when federal taxes don’t have to be filed until July 15 due to economic uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Tax Burdens Imposed by the 50 States

Overall Rank
(1=Highest)
StateTotal Tax Burden
(%)
Property Tax Burden
(%)
Individual Income Tax Burden
(%)
Total Sales & Excise Tax Burden
(%)
1New York12.28%4.44%
(6)
4.40%
(1)
3.44%
(26)
2Hawaii11.48%2.34%
(38)
2.78%
(10)
6.36%
(1)
3Vermont10.73%5.12%
(2)
2.28%
(25)
3.33%
(28)
4Maine10.57%4.60%
(4)
2.47%
(18)
3.50%
(24)
5Minnesota10.19%2.94%
(23)
3.61%
(4)
3.64%
(20)
6Connecticut9.99%4.19%
(7)
3.09%
(8)
2.71%
(40)
7New Jersey9.88%5.01%
(3)
2.40%
(21)
2.47%
(43)
8Rhode Island9.84%4.55%
(5)
2.21%
(29)
3.08%
(33)
9Illinois9.62%4.13%
(8)
1.91%
(33)
3.58%
(21)
10Iowa9.53%3.47%
(15)
2.54%
(16)
3.52%
(22)
11Maryland9.34%2.66%
(31)
3.91%
(3)
2.77%
(39)
12Ohio9.34%2.82%
(27)
2.58%
(15)
3.94%
(17)
13California9.27%2.68%
(30)
3.56%
(5)
3.03%
(34)
14Louisiana9.15%2.06%
(43)
1.44%
(39)
5.65%
(4)
15Wisconsin9.12%3.38%
(16)
2.75%
(11)
2.99%
(36)
16Nebraska9.10%3.85%
(10)
2.28%
(25)
2.97%
(37)
17Mississippi9.06%2.78%
(29)
1.65%
(36)
4.63%
(7)
17West Virginia9.06%2.46%
(35)
2.60%
(14)
4.00%
(16)
19Arkansas8.98%1.81%
(48)
2.24%
(27)
4.93%
(6)
20Kansas8.83%3.17%
(18)
1.65%
(36)
4.01%
(15)
21Kentucky8.80%2.05%
(44)
3.23%
(6)
3.52%
(22)
22Massachusetts8.76%3.60%
(13)
3.17%
(7)
1.99%
(45)
23Utah8.75%2.39%
(37)
2.69%
(12)
3.67%
(19)
24New Mexico8.74%1.99%
(45)
1.61%
(38)
5.14%
(5)
25Pennsylvania8.53%2.86%
(25)
2.51%
(17)
3.16%
(32)
26Colorado8.40%2.83%
(26)
2.22%
(28)
3.35%
(27)
27Nevada8.39%2.17%
(42)
0.00%
(44)
6.22%
(2)
28Oregon8.34%3.09%
(20)
4.20%
(2)
1.05%
(50)
29Washington8.32%2.59%
(34)
0.00%
(44)
5.73%
(3)
30Michigan8.27%3.06%
(21)
2.18%
(30)
3.03%
(34)
31Arizona8.25%2.61%
(33)
1.39%
(40)
4.25%
(9)
32Texas8.20%3.95%
(9)
0.00%
(44)
4.25%
(9)
33North Carolina8.17%2.20%
(41)
2.66%
(13)
3.31%
(29)
34North Dakota8.06%3.16%
(19)
0.81%
(41)
4.09%
(12)
35Indiana8.01%2.30%
(40)
2.01%
(31)
3.70%
(18)
36Georgia7.98%2.63%
(32)
2.38%
(22)
2.97%
(37)
37Idaho7.93%2.44%
(36)
2.31%
(24)
3.18%
(31)
38Virginia7.93%3.00%
(22)
2.80%
(9)
2.13%
(44)
39Missouri7.90%2.31%
(39)
2.38%
(22)
3.21%
(30)
40South Dakota7.86%3.33%
(17)
0.00%
(44)
4.53%
(8)
41South Carolina7.48%2.88%
(24)
1.98%
(32)
2.62%
(42)
42Alabama7.36%1.43%
(50)
1.88%
(34)
4.05%
(13)
43Montana7.22%3.51%
(14)
2.47%
(18)
1.24%
(47)
44Oklahoma6.94%1.65%
(49)
1.79%
(35)
3.50%
(24)
45New Hampshire6.85%5.57%
(1)
0.08%
(42)
1.20%
(48)
46Florida6.82%2.79%
(28)
0.00%
(44)
4.03%
(14)
47Wyoming6.47%3.81%
(11)
0.00%
(44)
2.66%
(41)
48Tennessee6.18%1.92%
(46)
0.08%
(42)
4.18%
(11)
49Delaware5.52%1.85%
(47)
2.47%
(18)
1.20%
(48)
50Alaska5.16%3.71%
(12)
0.00%
(44)
1.45%
(46)

Source: WalletHub.com