An interesting map of the "Percentage of Federal Income Tax Revenue from Filers Making Over $200,000". A correspondent writes in,
This map covers a lot of different Pareto curves. There could be an inordinate number of wealthy in a state, along with a swollen underclass and a small, sick middle class. California, New York and Illinois are like this. That would map the same as states with few underclass, a strong middle-class and unusually many modestly wealthy.The Tax Foundation publishes other maps, like
- "Property Taxes on Owner-Occupied Housing by State." The top three are Texas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin and the lowest three are Louisiana, Hawaii, and Alabama.
- "State Debt Per Capita, Fiscal Year 2009." MA is #1 with a shocking ~$11k per capita. Insolvent?
- "Top State Marginal Income Tax Rates, as of January 1st, 2012." I've written a couple posts about state income tax repeal: Oklahoma may win the race to be the tenth state with no income tax, and the 50 state tax lesson.
- "Cell Phone Taxes." Did you know that many of us are paying a 20 percent tax on cell phone service? And the average U.S. wireless consumer pays taxes and fees of 16.26 percent? "Congress passed the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act of 2002, which stated that a cell phone subscriber is liable for cell phone taxes only in his or her 'place of primary use.' The 'place of primary use' is determined by the cell phone company based on the address provided by the subscriber, and cannot be overruled by a state taxing authority."
- "State Cigarette Excise Tax Rates." There's a $4.05/pk "arbitrage" between NY and VA.
- "Annual Income Lost/Gained due to Interstate Migration as a Percentage of State Income."