Washington ranks near bottom for taxes per income
February 5, 2013
NEW — 4 p.m. Feb. 5, 2013
Washington ranked near the bottom in state and local taxes paid per $1,000 of personal income in 2010, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data published by the state Department of Revenue.
Washingtonians paid $96.08 in taxes for every $1,000 in income, the second-lowest rate in 50 years. Officials recorded the lowest rate in 2009 at $93.24 per $1,000 in income.
Even though 2010 taxes climbed higher than in 2009, Washington dropped a notch among the states from its 35th ranking in 2009 to 36th in 2010 because taxes in some other states increased more.
The report — released by the Department of Revenue on Jan. 4 — also tracked taxes per capita. Washington ranked 21st at $4,016 in taxes per capita in 2010, below the national average $4,147.