OLYMPIA – July 27, 2010 – Washingtonians pay a lower percentage of their income in state and local taxes than do residents of 29 other states, according to a report issued today by the Washington State Department of Revenue.
The Department’s Comparative Tax Statistics report is based on newly released information from the U. S. Census Bureau. Washingtonians paid $105.49 in state and local taxes per $1,000 of personal income in Fiscal Year 2008, compared to a national average of $111.99. Washington’s 30th place ranking is a significant improvement over its 26th place ranking in 2007.
In taxes per capita, Washington ranked 16th in 2008, 15th in 2007. Washingtonians paid an average of $4,354 in 2008, slightly less than the national average of $4,371.