In 2014, Connecticut took in more state income tax revenue per person than any state except New York.
New Yorkers paid $2,420 per person in income tax, while residents of Connecticut paid $2,340. Connecticut ranked first in per capita income tax in 2012 and 2013, however.
According to an analysis of the 2014 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections, Connecticut also ranked fifth in sales tax revenue per person ($1,800) as well as total taxes per person ($4,400) in 2014.
More than 52 percent of all Connecticut’s state revenue comes from income tax.
The next-highest source is the sales and gross receipts tax at about 42 percent. Compare that to South Dakota, where 80 percent of state revenue comes from sales tax and 1.5 percent comes from income taxes.
As a whole, Connecticut doesn’t take in that much tax revenue compared to other states, but then again, it doesn’t have nearly as many residents as the states that come ahead, such as California.