Vermont ranks 49th in the U.S. for the most occupation and business license, nec paid in 2018.


In 2018, Vermont collected $25.7 million in occupation and business license, nec, ranking it 49th in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

U.S. occupation and business license, nec by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
California
$4,535,825,000
2
Pennsylvania
$1,038,215,000
3
Ohio
$907,882,000
4
Texas
$609,900,000
5
Illinois
$552,696,000
6
New Jersey
$485,902,000
7
Minnesota
$484,398,000
8
Wisconsin
$464,571,000
9
Oregon
$381,707,000
10
Tennessee
$372,981,000
11
Washington
$365,363,000
12
North Carolina
$349,981,000
13
Massachusetts
$301,510,000
14
Nevada
$256,769,000
15
Virginia
$231,791,000
16
Michigan
$217,314,000
17
New Hampshire
$216,120,000
18
Maryland
$179,997,000
19
Arizona
$173,274,000
20
Florida
$171,749,000
21
Arkansas
$149,452,000
22
Iowa
$146,470,000
23
Missouri
$142,822,000
24
Connecticut
$141,008,000
25
South Dakota
$135,433,000
26
South Carolina
$126,871,000
27
New York
$125,822,000
28
Delaware
$117,494,000
29
Maine
$113,492,000
30
Montana
$112,971,000
31
Kentucky
$112,292,000
32
Louisiana
$106,475,000
33
Kansas
$98,132,000
34
Mississippi
$81,682,000
35
Georgia
$81,296,000
36
Alabama
$75,914,000
37
North Dakota
$74,562,000
38
Rhode Island
$61,959,000
39
District of Columbia
$58,429,000
40
Colorado
$56,774,000
41
Utah
$56,433,000
42
Hawaii
$53,544,000
43
Indiana
$51,828,000
44
Alaska
$51,608,000
45
Idaho
$47,431,000
46
New Mexico
$44,871,000
47
Wyoming
$40,309,000
48
Nebraska
$36,475,000
49
Vermont
$25,674,000
50
West Virginia
$8,144,000
51
Oklahoma
$727,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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