The average American family pays almost $7,000 in state and local taxes annually. But some states pay much less than others.

In 2015 WalletHub analyzed how state and local taxes compared in each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. They based their study on nine different types of taxation: real estate taxes, state and local income taxes, vehicle property taxes, vehicle sales taxes, sales and use taxes, fuel taxes, alcohol taxes, food taxes, and telecom taxes.

The study found that the highest taxed states in the country ended up paying four times that of the lowest taxed states. Also, the conservative states showed having lower taxes with an aggregate rank of 19.1 compared to an aggregate rank of 31.4 for liberal states.

Here are the 10 lowest taxed states based on the study.

10. Colorado

With an average of $5,674 in annual state and local taxes, Colorado comes in tenth on this list. That makes the state lower than each of its neighboring states except Wyoming. Comparatively, neighboring states Kansas and Nebraska are two of the highest taxed states with averages of $7,695 and $9,450. Colorado’s difference from the national average is 18 percent and their adjusted rank by cost of living puts them at 14 nationally. They came in sixth in the country for residents finding help from tax professionals where taxpayers receive the best return on money considering infrastructure, education, health, safety, and pollution metrics.

9. North Dakota

North Dakota came in with an annual state and local tax average of $5,588 and with a difference from the national average of 20 percent. Their taxes are more than South Dakota but are cheaper than Minnesota, which averaged $8,261. Their adjusted rank considering cost of living in 13 nationally and they are the best state in the country for seeking professional tax help.

8. Delaware

At an average of annual state and local taxes of $5,195, Delaware comes in eighth in the country of least taxed states. That’s a surprising figure considering that the other northeastern states are some of the most taxed states in the country. In fact, Delaware is easily the least taxed state in that region. They had a difference of 25 percent from the national average and their adjusted rank after cost of living was 12. An interesting fact about Delaware is that their flexible corporate laws and business-friendly government makes them the home of more than one million business entities. In fact, over 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in that state.

7. Texas

With an average of $5,193 in annual state and local taxes, Texas finished seventh on this list. Contributing to this is the fact that they are only one of seven states that don’t have state income taxes. However, their high property taxes and sales tax help with government spending. They are also one of the worst states in taxpayers seeking tax help. Their difference from the national average is 25 percent and their adjusted rank by cost of living keeps them at seven.

6. Washington

The average annual state and local taxes for the state of Washington came in at $3,823. That’s a difference from the national average of 45 percent. Like the other states remaining on this list, Washington has no state income tax. In fact, in 2010, residents of the state rejected a proposal to tax the income of the wealthiest residents. Their adjusted rank by cost of living is sixth and they rank fourth in infrastructure, education, health, safety, and pollution metrics.

5. South Dakota

South Dakota came in fifth in this study with an average annual state and local tax total of $3,766. The state ranks second in taxpayers seeking professional tax advice and third in the return on their tax dollars. The difference between South Dakota and the national average was 46 percent and their adjusted rank based on cost of living put them at five.

4. Florida

With an average annual state and local tax total of $3,648, Florida came in fourth on this list of lowest taxed states. The lack of income taxes in the state is made up by sales tax, property taxes, and revenue accumulated from tourism. They had a difference of 48 percent from the national average and ranked third when adjusted to incorporate cost of living.

3. Nevada

Nevada came in third on this list with an average annual state and local tax bill of $3,370. In lieu of state income taxes, Nevada collects almost a billion from gambling-related taxes and fees each year.  Three of Nevada’s neighboring states are some of the highest taxed states in the country with Idaho averaging $7,776, Oregon averaging $8,416, and California averaging $9,509. The Battle Born State had a difference of 52 percent from the national average and its adjusted rank by cost of living was two.

2. Alaska

Coming in at second on this list is Alaska who had an average annual state and local tax total of $2,791, a 60 percent difference from the national average. With no state income tax or sales tax, the state relies greatly on petroleum revenue to pay for state operations. However, with the recent drop in oil prices, only Wyoming and North Dakota have been affected as much as America’s last frontier. The state came in second in their return on tax dollars and their adjusted ranking based on cost of living was fourth.

1. Wyoming

The least taxed state in the country is Wyoming with an average annual state and local tax total of $2,365. That’s a difference of 66 percent from the national average. Wyoming ranks as only the fifth lowest tax on alcohol but is number one in infrastructure, education, health, safety, and pollution metrics. After adjusting the ranking to include cost of living, the state remains number one.

Even though Florida ranks fourth on this list of least taxed states, you’ll still want to get the refund you deserve. If you need help finding the best return possible, come to G.I. Tax and let our professionals do the hard work for you.