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Tennessee has the Fourth Lowest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

Tennessee’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the fourth lowest in the nation for FY 2016 at 11.4 percent—or -20 percent below the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Tennessee collected $22.5 billion in state and local taxes—or $3,381 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impr…

Tennessee’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Twelfth “Most Productive” in 2016

// There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their …

Winning the 2017 HGTV Urban Oasis in Knoxville, Tennessee Will Cost You in Income Taxes

If you win the 2017 HGTV Urban Oasis you will need to be prepared for a hefty federal individual income tax bill and, depending on where you live, a state individual income tax bill—both of which I have estimated in this post.
// This year’s 2017 HGTV Urban Oasis is located on 1210 Luttrell St. in Knoxville, Tennessee (see Google map at end of post). According to the …

Tennessee has the Fifth Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, Tennessee collected $21.3 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the av…

Tennessee is the Thirteenth Biggest Net Receiver of Federal Spending in 2013

In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winners” and “losers” across the American landscape. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013…

Tennessee’s Government Workforce is the Seventeenth “Most 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…

Tennessee has the Third Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Tennessee collected $20.5 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the av…

Tennessee’s Government Workforce is the Thirteenth “Most 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…

Tennessee has the Second Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Tennessee collected $19.1 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the av…