Wednesday, April 7, 2010

California Taxes: Who's paying the most?
By Phillip Reese
Published: Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010 - 9:46 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010 - 5:04 pm

It's tax time in California again -- state tax returns must be filed by April 15. But who is paying the most state taxes? Which counties bear the most burden? And how much have state taxes gone up over the years? Check out the graphics below to see ...

Here's the breakdown:
· The wealthy are paying about two-thirds of the state's income taxes.
· California's cities are largely subsidizing rural areas.
· Average income taxes paid have risen sharply.
· But, even with inflation, most Californians earn more than they did a few decades ago.