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Colorado has some of the lowest state taxes in the country. Local taxes are higher than three-quarters of the states. Combined, Colorado taxes are lower than the U.S. average

State taxes per $1,000 income, 2005-06

Category     Rank     Taxes

Total Taxes      48     $48.25

Sales/Use      44     $11.59

Individual Income      29     $25.41

Corporate Income      41     $2.55

Motor Fuel      31     $3.19

Liquor      44     $0.18

Tobacco      36     $1.11

Local taxes per $1,000 income, 2005-06

Category     Rank     Taxes

Total Taxes      12     $49.51

Sales        2     $15.34

Property      29     $29.98

Combined tax burden, 2005-06

State and local taxes per person

U.S. Average: $4,039.44

Colorado: $3,685.19 (rank: 26th)

Source: Legislative Council memo, July 6, 2009

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