HARRISBURG, DAULPHIN COUNTY - Pennsylvania has been included in the "terrible 10" for most regressive tax states in the nation.
The study by the Institute on Taxation and Economy Policy says working families in our state pay a far higher share of their income in state and local taxes when compared to the states wealthiest earners.
Washington, Florida, South Dakota, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Alabama are among the 10 most regressive tax states.
Pennsylvania ranks eighth. Four of the states have no personal income tax, one state applies it only to interest and dividends, and the other five, including Pennsylvania, have a personal income tax that is flat or virtually flat across all income groups.