New Jersey residents paid the 10th highest rate of per capita state taxes in the country in 2009, according to the taxpayers’ watchdog web site Taxadmin.org. For taxpayers, that’s relatively good news. New Jersey had the seventh highest state tax burden in 2008.
Overall, state tax revenue was $27,187,000 in 2009, down from $30,617,000 in 2008.
The per capita tax burden stood at $3,122 in 2009. That’s $404 less per capita than in 2008.
On a percentage basis, New Jersey taxpayers spent 6.1% of their personal incomes on state taxes in 2009, compared to 7.1% in 2008.