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A just released DOR report shows that 324,829 citizens who don't live in Massachusetts paid $972.6 million in state income taxes in 2010. No surprise that New Hampshire tops the list with 90,540 citizens who paid $270,655,228 on wages they earned in Massachusetts. That total accounted for nearly 28 percent of all taxes paid by out-of-staters. New Hampshire's average tax bill was $2,989.

Two other border states, Rhode Island and New York came in second and third. Some 67,203 Rhode Islanders paid $143,662,354, an average of $2,138 per taxpayer or nearly 15 percent of the out-of-state total. In New York, 24,286 residents paid $94,591,776, with an average tax bill of $3,895 and nearly 10 percent of the total.

Florida was fourth, with 14,998 residents paying $88,007,194, an average of $5,868 per taxpayer or just over 9 percent of the total. In fifth place was Connecticut, with 28,736 residents paying $78,380,237, an average of $2,728 per taxpayer and just over 8 percent of the total.

The state with the smallest MA tax bill was North Dakota where 106 residents paid $94,502, an average of $892 per taxpayer representing just 1 percent of the total.

You'll find how other states measure up at DOR Statistical Reports.


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Ann Dufresne is Communications Director at the Department of Revenue. She joined DOR in July 2012 after ten years in state goverment. She previously served as Communications Director for MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles and for Senate Presidents Therese Murray and Robert Travaglini.

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