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Where do states get their money? Kudos to NYTimes…

In a story in the NYT Business section today, Catherine Rampell put together a handy list of sources of tax revenues for all 50 U.S. states. Delaware (where I grew up) has no sales tax, Florida has no income tax (hence all the wealthy criminals like Bernie Madoff who flee to set up residency there) and other notables include those states that are scrambling for revenue, like Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Florida and California. (pardon the formatting, each column represents a different source, so you get the gist). Source for the data: Tax Foundation calculations based on data from Census Bureau’s government finance data for state and local governments during fiscal year 2008.

1.) property 2.) sales 3.) selective  4.) individual income  5.)corporate income and 6.)licenses and other

state 	       

United States	30.80%	22.90%	10.80%	22.90%	4.30%	8.20%
Alabama	        16.40%	29.50%	17.30%	22.70%	3.70%	10.30%
Alaska	        11.00%	2.20%	3.60%	0.00%	10.10%	73.10%
Arizona	        29.20%	39.60%	8.70%	14.80%	3.40%	4.30%
Arkansas	15.50%	39.50%	11.90%	24.90%	3.60%	4.40%
California	28.40%	22.10%	6.70%	30.00%	6.40%	6.50%
Colorado	31.20%	26.80%	7.80%	25.80%	2.60%	5.80%
Connecticut	36.00%	15.30%	9.80%	32.50%	2.60%	3.80%
Delaware	16.30%	0.00%	13.20%	28.70%	8.30%	33.50%
Florida	        41.30%	31.20%	15.80%	0.00%	3.00%	8.70%
Georgia	        30.40%	29.10%	8.60%	26.30%	2.80%	2.90%
Hawaii	        18.60%	38.90%	12.60%	22.90%	1.60%	5.40%
Idaho	        23.90%	27.30%	8.60%	29.10%	3.90%	7.20%
Illinois	36.80%	16.10%	17.20%	17.80%	5.40%	6.60%
Indiana	        30.20%	25.00%	12.00%	23.50%	4.00%	5.30%
Iowa	        32.20%	21.10%	11.20%	25.40%	3.00%	7.10%
Kansas	        31.00%	25.80%	8.70%	24.80%	4.40%	5.30%
Kentucky	19.60%	20.30%	16.80%	32.00%	4.60%	6.60%
Louisiana	15.80%	39.60%	13.30%	17.70%	3.90%	9.70%
Maine	        36.40%	17.90%	10.90%	26.30%	3.10%	5.40%
Maryland	23.90%	13.60%	11.10%	40.40%	2.70%	8.40%
Massachusetts	34.30%	12.10%	6.30%	36.80%	6.40%	4.20%
Michigan	37.50%	21.80%	10.60%	20.30%	4.70%	5.00%
Minnesota	26.80%	18.90%	12.30%	31.50%	4.20%	6.30%
Mississippi	25.00%	34.00%	13.00%	16.80%	4.20%	7.00%
Missouri	27.60%	25.40%	11.20%	27.50%	1.90%	6.30%
Montana	        34.10%	0.00%	15.90%	25.20%	4.70%	20.10%
Nebraska	33.10%	25.00%	8.10%	23.00%	3.10%	7.70%
Nevada	        30.40%	31.90%	23.90%	0.00%	0.00%	13.90%
New Hampshire	61.60%	0.00%	16.00%	2.40%	12.40%	7.70%
New Jersey	42.20%	16.60%	6.90%	23.40%	5.20%	5.60%
New Mexico	14.50%	35.70%	10.50%	15.70%	4.60%	19.00%
New York	28.30%	16.70%	7.90%	33.60%	8.20%	5.50%
North Carolina	23.70%	21.80%	11.80%	33.10%	3.60%	6.00%
North Dakota	23.30%	19.60%	11.30%	10.00%	5.10%	30.70%
Ohio	        29.10%	20.40%	11.10%	30.00%	1.90%	7.50%
Oklahoma	17.20%	29.30%	9.10%	22.60%	2.90%	18.80%
Oregon	        34.00%	0.00%	8.80%	39.70%	4.30%	13.20%
Pennsylvania	28.70%	17.00%	12.40%	26.50%	4.10%	11.30%
Rhode Island	42.30%	17.40%	11.20%	22.40%	3.00%	3.60%
South Carolina	32.70%	24.10%	10.80%	21.80%	2.40%	8.30%
South Dakota	34.30%	40.10%	14.30%	0.00%	2.80%	8.40%
Tennessee	24.60%	46.30%	11.60%	1.50%	5.30%	10.70%
Texas	        38.80%	31.30%	15.50%	0.00%	0.00%	14.30%
Utah	        23.70%	27.90%	10.40%	27.70%	4.20%	6.20%
Vermont	        40.10%	11.70%	17.80%	21.20%	2.90%	6.30%
Virginia	32.30%	14.50%	11.70%	30.90%	2.40%	8.10%
Washington	27.30%	48.00%	14.60%	0.00%	0.00%	10.00%
West Virginia	19.30%	17.30%	19.80%	23.60%	8.40%	11.70%
Wisconsin	36.20%	18.70%	8.70%	27.20%	3.50%	5.50%
Wyoming	        34.10%	32.90%	4.40%	0.00%	0.00%	28.60%
District of Col	32.00%	16.60%	9.10%	25.10%	7.80%	9.40%
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