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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