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Which States Have the Top 5 Worst Tax Burdens in America?

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

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.


Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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