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Monday Map: State Business Tax Climate Index

By: Joseph Bishop-Henchman

The State Business TaxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. Climate Index produced each year by the Tax Foundation measures the competitiveness of the 50 states’ tax systems and ranks them accordingly based on the taxes that matter most to businesses and business investment: corporate income, individual income, sales, property and unemployment insurance taxes.

The map below is taken from the 2010 Index, which was released a few weeks ago. Read the 2010 State Business Tax Climate Index here.

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