The nominally nonpartisan and vaguely pro-business Tax Foundation released rankings of each state’s tax burden. And Pennsylvania’s is 10th-heaviest.
Pennsylvanians paid 10.3 percent of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in 2011, the most recent year with complete data available. That tops the national average of 9.8 percent.
In dollar terms, Pennsylvanians spent $4,374 per capita in state and local taxes in 2011. Nationally, the local-state tax burden was $4,217 per capita.
New York comes it at No. 1 at 12.6 percent, with New Jersey not far behind at 12.3 percent.