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Report: Pennsylvania 19th Highest Tax Burden Nationwide

Pennsylvania’s total tax burden has gotten worse relative to other states, keeping residents more tax-burdened than the average American.

A report from the Independent Fiscal Office found that Pennsylvania’s total taxes per capita ranked 19th overall at $6,710.

While Pennsylvania fares better than New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware, it lags behind Ohio and West Virginia in total state and local taxes per capita.

The mix is a slight decline from last year when Pennsylvania ranked 21st overall.

The majority of taxes hit residents in the form of income and property taxes at 26.8 percent...

 

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