Six thousand, nine hundred sixty-three. 6,963! That's the number of government taxing bodies in the state of Illinois. That number far and away leads the nation. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Hawaii is last with just 21 taxing bodies.
Granted, Illinois is going to have more than a state such as Hawaii because Illinois clearly has more people. The greater the population of the state, the greater the number of taxing bodies needed. That's why behind Illinois, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and New York are the next five.