April 15… per capita tax payments to USG by state/district

US per capita tax payments by stateLast year, the District of Columbia paid Uncle Sam $37,000 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes.

So says the Associated Press in its annual look at how much people from different states, on average, are paying.

The next closest was Delaware, at $16,000 per person, followed by Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

“It’s where the money is,” said Roberton Williams, a fellow at the Tax Policy Center.

“The reason the District pays so much in taxes is that there are a lot of high-income people there.”

Sixteen states and the District topped the overall U.S. average…

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