That’s the problem Tharpe has with studies like the Wallethub.com survey. That 50-state look at state taxes found Georgia has a tax burden of 8.2 percent of individual personal income. The Washington, DC,-based financial services website ranked Georgia slightly better than Arizona and just behind Washington state.
When I tweeted out those findings, Tharpe was quick to reply that the study’s findings are very broad and need context. Tharpe pointed to the long-running “Who Pays?” series from the liberal nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which looks at tax burden as a share of income. Read more