The State of Taxes


State tax revenues reached an all-time high of $300 billion in fiscal 1990, up 6 percent over 1989. Taxpayers coughed up a national average of $64.87 in state taxes for every $1,000 of personal income. The District of Columbia had the highest level. The D.C. government took $157.43 of every $1,000 earned by its taxpayers. By contrast, New Hampshire, the state with the lowest level, took only $25.82.