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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.

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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

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