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WalletHub Study: California is 2021’s state with the 2nd worst taxpayer ROI

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:

This article was released by WalletHub.