5. Jacksonville, Fla.

Tax burden for a family of three earning $25,000: $2,956
Tax burden for a family of three earning $150,000: $6,429 

A household with $150,000 income paid a little over 4.3% of its income towards state and local taxes – mostly sales and property taxes. A household with $25,000 income would pay 11.8% in taxes – also mostly driven by sales tax.

4. Fargo, N.D.

Tax burden for a family of three earning $25,000: $2,228
Tax burden for a family of three earning $150,000: $7,908

A household making $25,000 would pay less than 9% of its income in taxes, coming in at an amount less than all but one other city in the survey. The boom in oil and gas jobs of late has supplied a large chunk of the state’s revenue, and this is a state historically hostile to burdensome taxation.

3. Houston, Texas

Tax burden for a family of three earning $25,000: $2,709
Tax burden for a family of three earning $150,000: $6,571

A household earing $150,000 in 2012 in Houston paid less than 5% of its income in taxes. The Lone Star state’s hostility to taxation means that there are no state or city income taxes. While the state does have a sales tax, for the household making $150,000, that means $4,300 in taxes less than markets where there is an income tax.

2. Anchorage, Alaska

Tax burden for a family of three earning $25,000: $2,236
Tax burden for a family of three earning $150,000: $5,095

Anchorage taxes the heck out of ice. Or more specifically, the land under the ice. Even with the property tax rates, the lack of state or city income tax and the absence of a sales tax means that Anchorage is the market with the second lightest tax burden.

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