States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates – WalletHub Reports

With Tax Day looming and 81% of people being more worried about inflation than taxes this year, WalletHub today released its 2023 Taxpayer Survey, as well as its yearly report on the States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates, in order to help people better understand this confusing time of year. You can find highlights from both below, followed by the full list of WalletHub’s 2023 taxpayer resources.

2023 Taxpayer Survey

  • 73% of people say the government does not spend their tax dollars wisely.
  • Almost 34% of people say not having enough money is their biggest Tax Day fear, followed by making a math mistake (23%) and getting audited (22%).
  • 39% of people would move to a different country for a tax-free future, while 37% would get an “IRS” tattoo and 23% would stop talking for 6 months.
  • 49% of people would do jury duty rather than do their taxes, while 36% would talk to their kids about sex and 26% would miss a connecting flight.
  • 72% of people think their current tax rate is too high.
States with the Lowest Tax Rates States with the Highest Tax Rates
1. Alaska 42. Wisconsin
2. Delaware 43. New Jersey
3. Montana 44. Nebraska
4. Nevada 45. Ohio
5. Wyoming 46. Iowa
6. Florida 47. Kansas
7. Utah 48. Pennsylvania
8. Idaho 49. New York
9. Colorado 50. Connecticut
10. Tennessee 51. Illinois