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How Much Do Californians Pay in State and Local Taxes?

Measured as a share of family income, California¹s poorest families pay the most in taxes.

The poorest fifth of the state¹s non-elderly families, with an average income of $11,100, spent 11.3 percent of their income on state taxes in 2002.  In comparison, the wealthiest one percent, with an average income of $1.6 million, spent 7.2 percent of their income on state taxes.

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