Federal income taxes are due today. This map identifies those states that contribute the most to federal coffers. Although there is clearly a high degree of correlation with population, some states contribute significantly more than would be expected based on population alone, due to higher average wages and overall economic activity. California contributes 50% more than #2 NY, but New York is only the 4th biggest state by population. New Jersey is #11 by population but #8 by contribution to federal revenue. Massachusetts is #16 by population but #9 by federal revenue, and Minnesota is #10 by federal revenue but only #22 by population.
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