With Tax Day fast approaching and the new tax code taking effect this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2019 Tax Burden by State report, along with its 2019 Tax Facts infographic.  

In order to determine which states tax their residents most aggressively, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on the three components of state tax burden — property taxes, individual income taxes, and sales and excise taxes — as a share of total personal income.

Tax Burden in Rhode Island (1=Highest, 25=Avg.):

  • 6th – Overall Tax Burden (10.20%)
  • 4th – Property Tax Burden (4.75%)
  • 27th – Individual Income Tax Burden (2.30%)
  • 34th – Total Sales & Excise Tax Burden (3.15%)

While Rhode Island landed at 6th, New York landed at the worst (1st) and Alaska landed at the lowest tax burden (50th).

Main Findings

Source: WalletHub

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).