Skip to comments.MN 13th for Taxes Collected, 15th for Spending Per Capita
Posted on 10/02/2012 4:51:49 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Minnesota had the 13th-highest state and local taxes per capita in the nation in 2010and the 15th-highest state and local government spending per person, according to a Minnesota Taxpayers Association (MTA) report released Wednesday. The states ranking for total taxes collected remained unchanged from 2008 and 2009.
Minnesotas state and local governments collected $4,587 per person in taxes in 2010up about 0.6 percent from 2009 and higher than the national average of $4,105. Total tax collection per $1,000 of income totaled $110, the 15th-highest in the nation and more than the $105 national average, the report found.
But Minnesota was also in the top tier of states for spending per capita. It had the 15th-highest state and local government spending per person, which totaled $8,848 in 2010. It ranked in the middle25th among all statesfor amount spent per $1,000 of income.
The states spending on public welfare programs per capita was the fifth-highest, and it ranked 10th in spending per capita in both natural resources/parks and highways.
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Minnesotas state and local individual income tax collections were the eighth highest among all states in terms of amount collected per personwhich totaled $1,216; the U.S. average was nearly $842 in 2010.
Corporate income tax collected per capita decreased 8.1 percent between 2009 and 2010, dropping to nearly $136and the states national ranking in that category also dropped two spots to 13th-highest. The national average corporate income tax collected per capita was $134.
The states property tax collections and sales tax collections per capita were both below the national averages and were the 21st- and 28th-highest in the nation, respectively.
Minnesota liberals love every tax-and-spend program that comes along.
‘swhy we took our Yankee money and moved south.