In Connecticut, 12.6 percent of all income went toward state and local taxes in 2012, according to an annual ranking by the Tax Foundation.

The report, which examines the state and local tax burden in all 50 states, found that Connecticut had the second highest tax burden in the nation in 2012.

New York had the highest tax burden at 12.7 percent, and New Jersey followed closely behind Connecticut with a tax burden of 12.2 percent. The states with the lowest tax burden, according to the report, were Alaska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.