The percentage of income going to state and local taxes in Michigan has decreased for three straight years, after reaching its peak in 2009. Many other states are following a similar trend.     

What It Is: The percentage of residents' income paid to state and local taxes.

Why It Matters: A high state and local tax burden decreases take-home pay for residents and raises the cost of living in a state.

State and Local Tax Burden Trends

State and Local Tax Burden Standings

Source: The Tax Foundation