Study: Delaware Ranks 42nd In Return On Taxes Paid In


With Tax Day approaching, WalletHub last week released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at the states with the Best & Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in 2018.

WalletHub used 25 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state-government services across five categories — Education, Health, Safety, Economy, and Infrastructure & Pollution — taking into account the drastically different rates at which citizens are taxed in each state.

Taxpayer ROI in Delaware (1=Best, 25=Avg.):
42nd – Overall ROI
42nd – Total Taxes per Capita (Population Aged 18+)
7th – Education
44th – Health
40th – Safety
23rd – Economy
6th – Infrastructure & Pollution

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