TAXES: Bigger Every Year

With bigger federal taxes already on the way, taxpayers heard a report from another quarter. During fiscal 1950, Chicago's Commerce Clearing House estimated, state taxes reached a record $9 billion, a $618 million increase over 1949, and an average of $60.72 for every man, woman & child in the U.S. The highest per capita state tax: Washington ($97.76). The lowest: New Jersey ($39.23).

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