Mississippi ranks 25th in the U.S. for the most public utilities license paid in 2018.


In 2018, Mississippi collected $6.6 million in public utilities license, ranking it 25th 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. public utilities license by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
California
$752,340,000
2
Wisconsin
$65,805,000
3
Idaho
$58,067,000
4
Pennsylvania
$56,798,000
5
Michigan
$34,678,000
6
Ohio
$34,222,000
7
New York
$28,196,000
8
Florida
$24,424,000
9
New Hampshire
$23,555,000
10
Texas
$22,456,000
11
New Jersey
$21,812,000
12
Washington
$21,148,000
13
Missouri
$19,628,000
14
North Carolina
$19,160,000
15
Illinois
$15,016,000
16
Hawaii
$15,001,000
17
Oregon
$14,577,000
18
Alabama
$14,146,000
19
Colorado
$13,742,000
20
Alaska
$10,671,000
21
South Carolina
$10,670,000
22
Iowa
$9,865,000
23
Arkansas
$8,346,000
24
Louisiana
$7,577,000
25
Mississippi
$6,583,000
26
Tennessee
$6,039,000
27
Kansas
$5,857,000
28
Rhode Island
$2,070,000
29
New Mexico
$1,529,000
30
Minnesota
$785,000
31
West Virginia
$449,000
32
Delaware
$134,000
33
Arizona
$20,000
34
Montana
$18,000
35
Oklahoma
$5,000
36
North Dakota
$3,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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