Tax Burden

According to the Tax Foundation, Texas residents on average shoulder the fifth lowest tax burden compared to other residents in the 50 states.

Top Ten States with the Lowest Tax Burden (2000)

Rate Rank (1 is highest) Total State and Local Per Capita Taxes Paid Per Capita Income US Rate Per Capita Income
US 9.8% $4,160 $42,539 $0 $42,539
AK 6.3% 50 $2,973 $46,841 9.8% $42,539
NV 7.5% 49 $3,311 $44,241 9.8% $42,539
SD 7.6% 48 $3,042 $40,082 9.8% $42,539
TN 7.6% 47 $2,752 $36,157 9.8% $42,539
WY 7.8% 46 $4,205 $53,931 9.8% $42,539
TX 7.9% 45 $3,197 $40,498 9.8% $42,539
NH 8.0% 44 $3,765 $46,828 9.8% $42,539
SC 8.1% 43 $2,742 $33,954 9.8% $42,539
LA 8.2% 42 $3,037 $37,109 9.8% $42,539
NH 8.4% 41 $2,997 $35,780 9.8% $42,539
Source: The Tax Foundation