No one enjoys paying taxes. Only people with birthdays on April 15th look forward to that day. And I’ve always been interested to see what states have the best tax systems as far as paying the least amount of taxes goes. WalletHub has put together a list together based off of property taxes, income taxes, and sales and excise tax, so our answer is here. Let’s discuss. 

Most fair tax systems

  1. Montana

  2. Oregon

  3. South Carolina

  4. Delaware

  5. Idaho

  6. Minnesota

  7. Utah

  8. Virginia

  9. Colorado

  10. Maryland

Least fair tax systems

  1. Washington

  2. Georgia

  3. Hawaii

  4. Arkansas

  5. Illinois

  6. Florida

  7. Mississippi 

  8. Texas

  9. Indiana

  10. Arizona

Want to know more? Here’s a few more interesting breakdowns, again, complements of WalletHub. 

Top 10 states where the 1% are undertaxed

  1. Wyoming

  2. Nevada

  3. Florida

  4. South Dakota

  5. Washington

  6. Alaska

  7. New Hampshire

  8. Texas

  9. North Dakota

  10. Tennessee

Top 10 states where the middle class are most overtaxed 

  1. Arkansas

  2. New York

  3. Mississippi

  4. Hawaii

  5. Kentucky

  6. Indiana

  7. Ohio

  8. New Mexico

  9. Vermont

  10. Illinois

Top 10 states where the bottom 20% are most overtaxed

  1. Washington

  2. Hawaii

  3. Illinois

  4. Florida

  5. Rhode Island

  6. Texas

  7. Arizona

  8. Arkansas

  9. Indiana

  10. Pennsylvania

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