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