There is no denying that our real estate taxes in Spring Texas are higher than in other states. But you shouldn’t ONLY take into consideration real estate taxes when considering whether its affordable to live in Spring Texas.
For 18 consecutive years the nonpartisan Tax Foundation has published an estimate of the combined state-local burden of each of the 50 states. And they have just released the State and Local tax burden estimates for 2008 and our big state of Texas came in as the 8th lowest state in state-local tax burden. And this rating of being in the top 10 lowest states in state-local tax burden is not a flux. We have enjoyed this ranking for the last four years.
We, Texans, pay 8.4 percent of our income in state and local taxes, compared to New Jersey at 11.8 percent, New York at 11.7 percent, Connecticut at 11.1 percent and Maryland at 10.8 percent. What’s the national average?
The national average state-local tax burden is 9.7 percent.
Would you be able to guess what state enjoys the lowest state-local tax burden? If you guessed, Alaska, you would be correct. Alaska’s state-local tax burden is 6.4 percent. The other states with a lower state-local tax burden than Texas are Nevada, Wyoming, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Tennessee. Coming in at #10 is Louisiana with a state-local tax burden of 8.4%.
If you are thinking about relocating to Spring Texas, please give us a call at 281.804.8626. We will be happy to help you find the right house to call “home” in Spring Texas.
Jill did a fantastic job selling our home for a higher price and faster than I ever imagined! After living... read moreJill did a fantastic job selling our home for a higher price and faster than I ever imagined! After living there 24 years, a lot was needed to prep the house for sale. Jill provided advice and contacts for landscaping, air duct cleaning, interior paint, carpet, window treatments, and bathroom fixtures. We moved out-of-state to our new home before most of the work was done and Jill coordinated and supervised everything for us. She got the house on the market in less than 3 weeks and, after receiving multiple offers, we had a sales contract 6 days later. She then did a great job advising and negotiating through the hurdles of closing. Very professional, knowledgeable, and a great communicator. Thanks again Jill! read less