The Tax Foundation, a conservative nonpartisan research think tank, based in Washington, D.C., says that Alabama gives its residents the seventh-most relief from high taxes among all states in the union.
By its calculations, Alabamians celebrated what it calls “Tax Freedom Day” — the day by when the average worker’s tax bill is paid in full — on April 7 in 2015.
The puts Alabama just ahead of Kentucky, New Mexico and South Carolina on the group’s annual list, and just behind Tennessee, South Dakota and Mississippi.
Louisiana earned the No. 1 spot according to the nonprofit, celebrating its final tribute to the tax man on April 2.
The think tank describes its methodology on its page promoting Tax Freedom Day, a registered trademark of the Tax Foundation:
“Taxes at all levels of government — federal, state, and local — are included in the calculation. In calculating Tax Freedom Day for each state, we look at taxes borne by residents of that state, whether paid to the federal government, their own state or local governments, or governments of other states. Where possible, we allocate tax burdens to the taxpayer’s state of residence.”