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California has the Sixteenth Highest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

California’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the sixteenth highest in the nation for FY 2016 at 14.9 percent—or 4 percent above the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, California collected $235 billion in state and local taxes—or $5,979 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impr…

California’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Fourth “Least Productive” in 2016

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California is the Seventh Biggest Net Loser of Federal Spending in 2013

      Please share Infographic (right click, "save image as")   In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winn…

California’s Government Workforce is the Fourth “Least Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

California has the Fourteenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, California collected $201.5 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the …

State Tax Collections Rise in Fiscal Year 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their state tax revenue data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (pdf) along with the cool infographic below. The new data does not bring any g…

California’s Government Workforce is the Fourth “Least Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Massachusetts has the Nineteenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Massachusetts collected $35.8 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not th…

Calculating Your 2013 Tax Bill

Recently I came across a very cool tax calculator by that allows you to estimate your 2013 tax bill at the federal and state levels. You can choose a quick esti…

Income Tax Consequences of Winning the HGTV Dream Home Lake Tahoe 2014

This year’s HGTV 2014 Dream Home Giveaway is in Lake Tahoe, California. According to the HGTV contest rules, it comes with a home and furnishings valued at $1,760,000…

California has the Tenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, California collected $185.2 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the …