Tax & Spending Burden Index

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Iowa has the SECOND HIGHEST tax and spending burden among surrounding states.

 

RankStateAverage Burden
1Minnesota6.4
2Iowa6.0
3Wisconsin4.9
4Nebraska4.8
5Illinois4.7
6Kansas4.1
7Missouri2.9
8South Dakota2.2

In the tables below, states are ranked from highest burden to lowest burden in each category. The highest burden received eight points; lowest received one point in calculating the final ranking.

Sources: bloomberg.com, census.gov, forbes.com, taxadmin.org, taxfoundation.org, and taxpolicycenter.org.