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New Yorkers have the highest tax burden in the country.

That's according to a Tax Foundation report that's based on the percentage of a resident's income paid in state and local taxes.  Empire State residents paid, on average, 12.8 percent of their income in taxes in 2010.

There isn't much relief in neighboring states. New Jersey was second with 12.4 percent and Connecticut was third with 12.3 percent. Those three states have had the highest tax burdens since 2005.

Alaska has the country's lowest tax burden at 7 percent.  South Dakota, Tennessee, Louisiana and Wyoming round out the five states with the lowest burdens.

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