Massachusetts might not be Taxachusetts after all.
The amount of state and local taxes paid here as a share of state personal income remained well below the U.S. average in Fiscal Year 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Combined state and local taxes equaled 10.3 percent of state personal income in FY 2008, compared to the national average of 10.9 percent, the new data shows. The newly released numbers show the share of income paid in taxes for state and local public services was lower in Massachusetts than in 30 other states.
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