Alabama Again Has Nation's Lowest Tax Collections

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama can again claim to have the nation's lowest state and local tax collections per person.

New Census Bureau reports for fiscal 2006 show Alabama's state, county and city governments collected $2,782 in taxes per person. The national median was $3,700.

Alabama's state, county and city governments collected $12.8 billion in taxes in fiscal 2006. Their collections were $918 less per person than the national median. If they had collected the median, Alabamians would have paid an additional $4.2 billion in taxes.

The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama reports that the state has held the lowest spot for more than a decade.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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