Colorado companies paid a decrease share of revenues towards state and native taxes in 2016 than they did in 2015, in accordance with an annual rating of tax burdens put collectively by the Anderson Financial Group.
Colorado’s enterprise tax burden, excluding federal taxes, went from 9.1 % or 25th amongst states in 2015 to eight.2 % or 16th lowest in 2016. That transfer decrease was the most important amongst U.S. states.
However that drop is probably going momentary, given it resulted from decrease severance tax collections from oil and gasoline producers, and to a smaller diploma from decrease property taxes.
Decrease oil costs contributed to an enormous drop in revenues and smaller tax funds. Costs have since rebounded, and assessments are once more catching as much as escalating property values.
Montana, Alaska and Wyoming, different states the place pure useful resource extraction is a crucial a part of the economic system, additionally noticed declines of their enterprise tax burdens.
Companies paid 40.three % of the tax revenues that state and native governments collected nationally. Anderson seems to be at a number of classes of business-related taxes, together with property, gross sales, company earnings, particular person earnings, unemployment compensation, license, and severance.
Oklahoma had the bottom state and native tax burden on companies at 6.6 %, adopted by Oregon at 6.eight % and North Carolina at 6.9 %. North Dakota had the best tax burden at 14.6 %, adopted by Maine and Vermont, each of which had been at 12.9 %.