BOSTON (CBS) – If you live in New England, chances are you’re paying one of the highest property taxes in the United States.
New Jersey leads the way with an average property tax of $8,780, followed by Connecticut at $7,222, New York at $6,947, New Hampshire at $6,253 and Massachusetts at $6,019. Rhode Island comes in 7th at $5,368 and Vermont is 9th at $5,331.
Those paying the lowest average property tax were Alabama residents at only $788 per home.
Property taxes have been a hot topic this year, with some homeowners in high tax states saying they owe the IRS because of a new cap on deducting state and local taxes.