published Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Big Five: Most return from Uncle Sam

States with military and other federal facilities and a higher share of retirees on Social Security got back the most from the federal government per dollar paid in taxes from its residents in 2013.

States with the highest return per dollar paid to the federal government

1. South Carolina, $7.87 back for every dollar paid

2. North Dakota, $5.31 back f for every dollar paid

3. Florida, $4.57 back for every dollar paid

4. Louisiana, $3.35 for every dollar paid

5. Alabama, $3.28 back for every dollar paid

Tennessee got back $1.64 from the federal government for every dollar paid and Georgia got back $1.05 back from the federal government for every dollar paid. The worst state for return on taxes was Delaware, which got back only 50 cents of every dollar paid in federal taxes.

Source: WalletHub, “States Most & Least Dependent on Federal Government.”

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