Which US states give the federal government more money than they receive from it?
#106758. Asked by pu2-ke-qi-ri. (Jul 01 09 1:52 PM)
See link for the following: The first number is rank out of 50 states in getting funds back compared to taxes paid, and the second number is how much of each $1 paid they receive back from the Feds.
Table 4 -- Total expenditures by state compared to taxes paid. Thirty-one states received more than its taxpayers paid in taxes and 20 states paid more in taxes than came back in federal spending. Nationally, $1.01 came back for every tax dollar paid. Borrowing money to finance spending is the reason why more came back than collected in taxes.
Rank According to Ratio of Amount Returned per Dollar Paid in Taxes:
Nationally -- $1.01
#1 New Mexico $3.10
#2 Mississippi $2.96
#3 West Virginia $2.94
#4 Alaska $2.62
#5 North Dakota $2.26
On the other end:
#46 New York $.73
#47 Illinois $.68
#48 Connecticut $.67
#49 New Jersey $.57
#50 Minnesota $.46
#51 Delaware $.42
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