(Update 2011: I ran a search for this topic and found my own site. Ha! The maps were from 2009, so I updated this post with the updated 2011 information. They appear to have actually taken some of the feedback from earlier comment and improved the general applicability of each chart.)
I ran across some nice visual maps from TaxFoundation.org today. Each one compares a different type of tax across all 50 states. How does your home state choose to extract revenue from its residents? (Yes, extract. They have to pay for things, but I doubt asking gently with a packet of free address labels would work very well for them.)
State Sales Taxes – State and Local (Combined) General Sales Tax Rates, 2011 (Greener is higher)
State Income Taxes – Top Marginal State Income Tax Rates By State, 2011
State Property Taxes – Median Property Taxes Paid by County, 2005-2009 (Darker is higher)
Click on the images for a bigger source version.
By Jonathan Ping | Taxes | 11/14/11, 11:30pm