What do we deserve in return for paying taxes? Your return on investment varies according to where you live. Some states have bigger tax burdens; others get more federal funding.
- Total taxes paid per capita: No. 26 out of 50 states
- Ranks highly: Infrastructure & Pollution (No. 3) and Safety (No. 10)
About 90% of U.S. adults don’t think the government uses tax revenue wisely, reports WalletHub’s Taxpayer Survey. However, some states, like Wyoming, get the better end of the deal. Wyomingites pay middle-of-the-road taxes, but receive the 10th best government services of all 50 states, with notably good ROI concerning infrastructure and pollution.
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