Contrary to what local Free-Marketers would have you believe, our state is not the Tax King of the region:
According to the Tax Foundation’s state and local per-capita tax burden for fiscal year 2008, North Carolina ranks 28th with an average of $3,663 paid per person.
You may wonder how we compare to our neighbors. Well, we’re right smack in the middle there too. Virginia and Georgia are higher while Tennessee and South Carolina are lower.