Washington State Gets Bang for Its Tax Buck — Dave’s Diary
Got that tax refund yet? Had to pay? With tax day and tax “freedom” day behind us, perhaps a look at our state’s “bang for the tax buck” is in order.
WalletHub, you may proceed ... Following on the heels of its Federal Dependency and State Tax Rate reports, WalletHub.com has released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at which states give taxpayers the Best & Worst Return on Investment.
WalletHub used 27 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state government services across six distinct categories – infrastructure, education, health, safety, economy and pollution – to the drastically different rates at which citizens are taxed in each state and municipality.
You can find a brief overview of how Washington ranked in the report below. For the full report, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/state-taxpayer-roi-report/3283/
Washington Taxpayer ROI
- 4th – Overall ROI Rank
- 6th – Tax Rate Rank
- 30th – Infrastructure
- 15th – Education
- 8th – Health
- 16th – Safety
- 21st – Economy
- 11th – Pollution
Fourth overall. Funny, I don’t feel fortunate