State Taxes: It's not just about Income

Which States Impose the Most “Tax Pain?” Much of the discussion around tax burdens focuses on income taxes but, at the state level, that leaves out two other big sources of tax liability, sales and property taxes. Here we’ll quickly look at the interplay of all three taxes in a graphical way. This can inform our thinking about how attractive it is to live in each state and on public policy questions involving tax fairness.