Report: NJ Residents Had Highest Tax Burden

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STATE – According to a report released yesterday by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation, New Jersey residents had the highest state-local tax burden in the nation in 2009.

During the final full year of Gov. Jon Corzine’s term, Garden State residents paid 12.2 percent of their income in state and local taxes. New York state (12.1 percent) and Connecticut (12.0 percent) residents were the only others who paid at least 12 percent. Pennsylvania residents paid 10.1 percent.

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