Arizona is 8th Most Federally Dependent State

With the tax filing deadline drawing near but some states receiving far more in federal aid than they pay in taxes, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for 2023’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States, as well as expert commentary.

This report illustrates the extent to which states are independent economically. In order to identify which states most and least depend on federal support, WalletHub compared the 50 states across three key metrics: return on taxes paid to the federal government; federal funding as a share of state revenue; and share of federal jobs.

Federal Dependency of Arizona (1=Most Dependent, 25=Avg.):

  • 12th – Return on Taxes Paid to the Federal Government
  • 6th – Federal Funding as a Share of State Revenue
  • 22nd – Share of Federal Jobs

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