From the Star Ledger:
Live in New Jersey? It will cost you.
New Jerseyans will pay an average of $931,698 in taxes over their lifetimes, more than residents of any other state, according to a study by Self, a financial technology company. That’s almost half of a taxpayer’s lifetime earnings of $1.9 million.
Much of that is due to New Jersey’s property taxes, which at an average of more than $9,000 are the highest in the country. New Jersey ranked third in taxes on earnings, 18th in sales taxes and 43rd in levies on motor vehicles.
West Virginians shouldered the country’s smallest tax burden, $321,023. or one-quarter of their average income of $1.3 million.