Forbes conducted an analysis of “The Worst States for Taxes” in 2015, and the results are exactly what you’d imagine. Big government at the state level comes at a price, and you can bet it’s coming out of your wallet.

Which state has the #1 worst tax burden? According to Forbes:

1) New York

State and local tax burden: 12.60%
Effective state tax rate ($50,000 taxable income): 5.46%
Highest tax bracket: $1,115,850
Rate at highest tax bracket: 8.82%
Per Capita Income: $52,417

2) New Jersey

State and local tax burden: 12.30%
Effective state tax rate ($50,000 taxable income): 2.54%
Highest tax bracket: $500,000
Rate at highest tax bracket: 8.97%
Per Capita Income: $54,422

Connecticut, California, and Wisconsin round out the Top 5 Worst, respectively.

 

 

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