OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A state Department of Revenue report just out shows that Washingtonians are paying less in state and local taxes than in recent years.
According to Census Bureau data published by the Department of Revenue, Washington ranked 36th in state and local taxes paid per $1,000 of personal income in 2010.
Officials say that while taxes were higher in 2010 versus the previous year, the state dropped one notch from its former 35th ranking.
State Department of Revenue spokesperson Mike Gowrylow says that taxes paid by Washingtonians have been on a downward trend since 1995.
He also says people in our state paid just over $96 for every $1,000 earned, while Oregonians ranked 35th at about $97 per $1,000.
The data shows that New Yorkers paid the most at $204 per $1,000 earned.