Study ranks tax fairness in each state - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Source: WalletHub

Study ranks tax fairness in each state

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A study from a personal finance website has ranked the states in terms of tax fairness.

Connecticut has one of the fairer tax systems in the country, according to's 2015 most and least fair state tax systems list.

The state ranked 14 out of the 50 states.

Broken down further, Connecticut's dependency on property taxes rank was 40, its dependency on sales and excise taxes rank was 11, its dependency on income (personal and corp.) taxes rank was 36 and its dependency on other taxes rank was 2.

WalletHub said it analyzed income taxes, sales and excise taxes and property taxes. It said it looked at a nationally representative online survey of more than 1,050 people to assess what Americans think a fair state and local tax system looked like.

Analysts then compared public perception to data on the real structure of tax systems in the states.

Sitting on top of the list was Montana, followed by Oregon and South Carolina, respectively.

The bottom three were Hawaii, Georgia and Washington.

To check out the complete results, head to's website here.

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