In the map above, states are color-coded according to the tax burden shouldered by the state's poorest families. The reason Washington is bright red -- the brightest red of any state -- is that the poorest 20 percent of Washington's families pay 17.3 percent of their income in state taxes. It's by far the highest amount in the nation.
By contrast, the wealthiest families have a nice little tax haven in Washington compared with other states. MORE...
Saturday, September 25, 2010
"We're No. 1! WA is tops in terms of tax burden shouldered by the poor."