Only New York surpassed Connecticut in per-person state income tax revenue in a U.S. Census comparison among all the states.
The Census recently released its 2014 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections which examines receipts in a number of tax categories. After adjusting for population, the data showed that Connecticut collected about $2,340 in income tax revenue per person. New York took in about $2,400.
After adding in property, sales, licensing, and other taxes, Connecticut fell to fourth among the states in revenue at about $4,400 a person, behind North Dakota, Vermont, and Alaska.
In terms of total tax dollars, Connecticut generated about $16 billion. More than half of that came from income taxes. At $8 billion, Connecticut was 8th out of all other states in total income tax revenue.