Worst public relations ever:
Arizona soon to have nation's
highest tax rate
Tennessee ranked #1 with 9.44 percent. Yet like Texas and Nevada, there is no personal income tax in Tennessee. There is in Arizona. So Arizonans are taxed more.
California's 9.08 percent is higher than Arizona's 9.01. A disclaimer at the bottom of Tax Foundation's chart says California's state sales tax is scheduled to drop 1 percentage point on July 1, 2011.
That means Arizona will have the nation's highest tax rate when you include personal income and sales tax as of July 1.
Last year Arizona voters overwhelming approved a one-cent tax increase. They approve almost every government bond, and school override, tax put before them.