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Personal Income Tax Progressivity

Description

This variable measures the difference between the average tax liability per $1,000 at incomes of $50,000 and $150,000. The tax liability measures use a combination of effective tax rates, exemptions and deductions at both state and federal levels, which are calculations from Laffer Associates.

Current (2017)

Current values and ranks for the 2017 edition of Rich States, Poor States.
State Value Rank
-$2.1845 1st
$0.00 2nd
$10.64 32nd
$16.56 43rd
$38.22 50th
$6.42 21st
$7.67 28th
$15.10 39th
$0.00 2nd
$6.53 23rd
$13.54 36th
$13.61 37th
$1.09 14th
$0.67 13th
$11.86 33rd
$7.02 25th
$5.47 19th
$10.15 30th
$19.01 47th
$5.03 18th
$2.99 16th
$2.27 15th
$18.53 45th
$7.53 27th
$14.00 38th
$18.43 44th
$18.96 46th
$0.00 2nd
$0.00 2nd
$24.81 48th
$10.52 31st
$12.78 35th
$6.42 20th
$8.32 29th
$11.94 34th
$7.41 26th
$15.62 41st
$0.00 2nd
$6.79 24th
$16.35 42nd
$0.00 2nd
$0.00 2nd
$0.00 2nd
$0.00 2nd
$29.05 49th
$6.45 22nd
$0.00 2nd
$15.53 40th
$4.63 17th
$0.00 2nd

Historical Ranks

Historical state ranks for Personal Income Tax Progressivity across editions of the Rich States, Poor States.
State 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
33rd 31st 32nd 34th 30th 29th 31st 32nd 32nd 32nd
39th 40th 40th 40th 37th 39th 40th 40th 39th 43rd
50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 20th 19th 20th 21st 21st 21st
34th 34th 34th 18th 27th 25th 26th 27th 29th 28th
36th 35th 45th 35th 45th 43rd 38th 38th 40th 39th
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
24th 25th 25th 26th 24th 21st 22nd 23rd 23rd 23rd
35th 39th 37th 38th 36th 37th 37th 37th 37th 36th
38th 42nd 39th 41st 39th 35th 36th 36th 36th 37th
15th 15th 15th 16th 15th 14th 14th 14th 14th 14th
14th 14th 14th 15th 14th 13th 13th 13th 13th 13th
37th 36th 35th 36th 34th 33rd 33rd 33rd 33rd 33rd
32nd 33rd 33rd 44th 32nd 23rd 25th 25th 26th 25th
20th 19th 19th 21st 19th 18th 18th 19th 19th 19th
26th 28th 28th 29th 29th 27th 29th 30th 30th 30th
46th 46th 46th 47th 47th 47th 47th 47th 47th 47th
21st 21st 20th 22nd 21st 22nd 23rd 18th 18th 18th
17th 17th 17th 19th 17th 16th 16th 16th 16th 16th
16th 16th 16th 17th 16th 15th 15th 15th 15th 15th
27th 27th 29th 31st 46th 46th 45th 45th 45th 45th
25th 26th 26th 28th 25th 24th 24th 26th 28th 27th
42nd 41st 38th 14th 13th 36th 39th 39th 38th 38th
19th 20th 22nd 23rd 22nd 45th 44th 44th 44th 44th
45th 45th 44th 45th 43rd 44th 46th 46th 46th 46th
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
49th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th
30th 32nd 30th 32nd 28th 28th 30th 31st 31st 31st
40th 37th 36th 37th 40th 34th 34th 34th 35th 35th
29th 30th 31st 33rd 33rd 31st 19th 20th 20th 20th
28th 29th 27th 30th 31st 30th 28th 29th 25th 29th
44th 43rd 41st 42nd 38th 38th 35th 35th 34th 34th
23rd 22nd 21st 27th 26th 26th 27th 28th 27th 26th
41st 38th 42nd 39th 41st 40th 41st 42nd 42nd 41st
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
48th 49th 49th 49th 35th 32nd 32nd 24th 24th 24th
18th 23rd 23rd 24th 42nd 42nd 43rd 43rd 43rd 42nd
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
47th 47th 47th 46th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th
22nd 24th 24th 25th 23rd 20th 21st 22nd 22nd 22nd
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
43rd 44th 43rd 43rd 44th 41st 42nd 41st 41st 40th
31st 18th 18th 20th 18th 17th 17th 17th 17th 17th
2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd

Historical Values

Historical values for Personal Income Tax Progressivity. The years listed correspond to the actual data years, not necessarily the publication of Rich States, Poor States.
State 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
-$1.51 -$1.51 -$1.51 -$1.51 -$1.95 -$2.04 -$1.76 -$1.81 -$2.1625 -$2.1845
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$10.87 $10.37 $10.37 $10.49 $10.50 $10.55 $10.60 $10.62 $10.65 $10.64
$12.57 $13.23 $13.49 $13.82 $14.03 $14.33 $14.42 $14.91 $14.50 $16.56
$33.58 $34.88 $36.19 $36.15 $36.90 $37.36 $37.80 $38.34 $38.67 $38.22
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5.86 $6.17 $6.27 $6.36 $6.39 $6.42
$11.08 $11.17 $11.17 $2.67 $7.67 $7.67 $7.67 $7.67 $7.67 $7.67
$11.34 $11.34 $17.12 $11.34 $15.97 $15.97 $13.70 $13.70 $15.10 $15.10
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$6.53 $6.53 $6.53 $6.53 $6.53 $6.53 $6.53 $6.53 $6.53 $6.53
$11.09 $13.22 $13.22 $13.22 $13.22 $13.54 $13.54 $13.54 $13.54 $13.54
$12.43 $13.26 $13.38 $14.17 $14.38 $12.94 $13.26 $13.40 $13.50 $13.61
$0.80 $0.80 $0.80 $0.80 $1.33 $1.33 $1.42 $1.08 $1.06 $1.09
$0.57 $0.57 $0.57 $0.57 $0.67 $0.67 $0.67 $0.68 $0.68 $0.67
$11.74 $12.11 $12.32 $12.39 $11.99 $11.93 $11.89 $11.87 $11.86 $11.86
$10.82 $10.82 $10.82 $16.51 $10.82 $7.23 $7.56 $7.02 $7.02 $7.02
$5.17 $5.28 $5.28 $5.38 $5.42 $5.51 $5.51 $5.44 $5.46 $5.47
$8.35 $9.15 $9.15 $8.35 $10.25 $10.21 $10.19 $10.17 $10.16 $10.15
$17.10 $17.82 $18.36 $23.31 $18.78 $19.15 $19.31 $19.47 $19.33 $19.01
$5.28 $5.78 $5.78 $5.78 $5.87 $6.95 $6.95 $5.03 $5.03 $5.03
$2.53 $2.92 $2.92 $3.11 $3.08 $3.08 $3.05 $3.02 $2.99 $2.99
$1.66 $1.97 $1.97 $2.09 $2.15 $2.24 $2.27 $2.27 $2.27 $2.27
$9.06 $9.10 $9.17 $9.17 $17.61 $18.12 $18.27 $18.42 $18.43 $18.53
$7.53 $7.53 $7.53 $7.53 $7.53 $7.53 $7.53 $7.53 $7.53 $7.53
$12.96 $13.24 $13.24 $0.28 $0.28 $12.96 $13.92 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00
$5.16 $5.68 $6.00 $6.09 $5.97 $17.48 $17.72 $18.02 $18.16 $18.43
$16.05 $16.42 $16.42 $16.74 $15.42 $15.99 $18.43 $18.52 $18.81 $18.96
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$24.81 $24.81 $24.81 $24.81 $24.81 $24.81 $24.81 $24.81 $24.81 $24.81
$10.37 $10.76 $9.44 $9.84 $9.93 $10.26 $10.36 $10.46 $10.49 $10.52
$12.71 $12.71 $12.71 $12.71 $14.43 $12.15 $12.53 $12.66 $12.72 $12.78
$10.35 $10.35 $9.47 $9.87 $11.06 $11.06 $5.80 $5.75 $5.75 $6.42
$9.56 $9.77 $8.90 $8.91 $10.77 $11.06 $9.01 $9.12 $7.01 $8.32
$15.92 $14.43 $13.70 $14.53 $14.08 $14.12 $12.88 $12.73 $11.95 $11.94
$6.52 $5.84 $5.84 $6.94 $7.56 $7.67 $7.84 $7.91 $7.38 $7.41
$12.74 $13.06 $14.44 $13.37 $14.90 $15.01 $15.41 $15.54 $15.57 $15.62
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$24.32 $25.18 $25.18 $26.36 $12.26 $11.53 $11.40 $6.98 $6.91 $6.79
$4.97 $5.96 $6.21 $6.21 $15.12 $15.68 $16.00 $16.14 $16.28 $16.35
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$21.28 $21.58 $21.58 $21.26 $27.36 $28.01 $28.56 $28.69 $29.59 $29.05
$6.42 $6.45 $6.45 $6.45 $6.45 $6.45 $6.45 $6.45 $6.45 $6.45
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$15.53 $15.53 $15.53 $15.53 $15.53 $15.53 $15.53 $15.53 $15.53 $15.53
$10.50 $3.55 $3.67 $3.67 $3.66 $3.83 $3.93 $4.51 $4.60 $4.63
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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