Fiscal Times Features Best and Worst States for Taxes

January 29, 2014

The Fiscal Times today features two slideshows on the best and worst states for taxes in 2014. The list is from our 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index, and features some of our key variables throughout the slideshow: top income tax rates, sales tax rates, and property taxes per capita.

While the rankings are drawn from our Index, Fiscal Times adds a few narratives that are worth checking out. For example, did you know that Florida has a $1 billion surplus going into 2014? Or that New York’s Governor Cuomo has convened tax commissions with the aim of moving New York out of last place in our Index?

Best States for Taxes:

  • Wyoming
  • South Dakota
  • Nevada
  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • Washington
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • Utah
  • Indiana

Worst States for Taxes:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • North Carolina (with a caveat that the state is improving due to fundamental tax reforms kicking in)
  • Wisconsin
  • Connecticut
  • Maryland

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