The province's top combined income tax rate is 54 per cent.
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Residents in the region pay some of the highest tax rates on personal income, goods and services.
In all four Atlantic provinces, workers at the national average income level must earn more than $152 to boost their after-tax income by $100.
The province's median earnings were $29,323 compared to $41,341 in nearby Maine.
Total government revenue is expected to be $1.3 billion higher than projected in the province's budget.