Top 10 most highly taxed cities – Where not to have a datacenter…

Top 10 most taxed cities

While federal tax rates are the same no matter where the taxpayer lives, the same is not true for state and local taxes. The tax burden of taxpayers living in different parts of the United States varies due to differences in state and local income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes and automobile taxes.

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People who live in high-tax cities often shell out more than twice as much in taxes as people who have found low-tax havens. For high-income families, the difference in tax burdens was even more striking.

Looking at the US News & World Report’s latest survey, the least-taxed cities on the list were Billings, MT (6.4%), New Orleans, LA (5.7%) and Cheyenne, WY (4.3%).  On the other extreme the most taxed cities are:

  1. Bridgeport, CT – 24.5%
  2. Newark, NJ – 18.3%
  3. Philadelphia, PA – 17%
  4. Columbus, OH – 14.4%
  5. Los Angeles, CA – 13.2%
  6. Chicago, IL 14.4% – 12.8%
  7. Louisville, KY – 12.7%
  8. Providence, RI – 12.5%
  9. Burlington, VT 12.3
  10. Boston, MA – 12.2%

Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.