- The average household pays more than $5,700 in federal income taxes, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But there is significant difference when it comes to state and local taxes.
- Here's a look at tax rates across the country.
Taxpayers in states like California and Connecticut certainly have a lot to complain about when it comes to their tax bill, yet residents of Illinois are shouldering a bigger burden.
With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the GOP's new tax code, capping taxpayers' deductions on their property, state and local income taxes (also known as SALT) at $10,000, the result will likely be bigger tax bills for residents of certain states, including California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
But that's not the whole picture.
Personal finance site WalletHub compared state and local tax rates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia — looking at real estate taxes, income taxes, vehicle property taxes, and sales and excise taxes to identify the places with the highest and lowest tax rates overall.
Taxpayers in the most tax-expensive states, which include Illinois, Connecticut and Nebraska, pay three times more than those in the cheapest states, like Alaska.
Here's a look at the country as a whole:
For the complete ranking and methodology, click here.