With Tax Day delayed to May 17 and 74% of people thinking the government has not spent their tax dollars wisely during the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub released its report on the states with the Best & Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in 2021, as well as accompanying videos.
WalletHub used 30 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state-government services across five categories — Education, Health, Safety, Economy, and Infrastructure & Pollution — taking into account the drastically different rates at which citizens are taxed in each state.
Taxpayer ROI in California (1=Best, 25=Avg.):
- 49th – Overall ROI
- 45th – Total Taxes per Capita (Population Aged 18+)
- 16th – Education
- 27th – Health
- 36th – Safety
- 45th – Economy
- 47th – Infrastructure & Pollution
For the full report, please visit: