Tax Burden by State, Ranked

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    The Tax Foundation - State Business Tax Climate Index Rankings, 2006 - 2011

    Lightest tax burden is ranked at top.

    1. South Dakota
    2. Alaska
    3. Wyoming
    4. Nevada
    5. Florida

    46. Ohio
    47. Connecticut
    48. New Jersey
    49. California
    50. New York


    I was surprised that Alabama was ranked 28, Arizona 34, Arkansas 39 and North Carolina 41, generally conservative states. I was also surprised that Washington was 9 and Oregon 11, both generally liberal states. Hawaii at 22 and Michigan at 17 ranked higher than I would have thought.
     
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    New York has become a horrendous place to live. I will address this in the future.

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    The least populated states get the greatest proportional share of representation in congress.

    State population rankings
    California 1
    Texas 2
    New York 3
    Florida 4
    Illinois 5

    South Dakota 46
    North Dakota 47
    Alaska 48
    Vermont 49
    Wyoming 50
     
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    New York is the center of the universe. It has the best of everything.

    So naturally, it costs more to live here.

    And as the song says, "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere."
     
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    NY, CA, IL and MI are basically toast. FL and TX are the major obvious beneficiaries of this situation. CO and probably WA are the most likely runners up with the caveat that their taxes could cripple them and create other less likely runners up.
     
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    Ohio in the top 5 is disappointing.
     
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    Oregon has limits on property taxes and no sales tax.
    Washington has no income tax. The sales
    California has limits on property taxes and really insane income and sales taxes. I don't believe California is sustainable.

    I am surprised Oregon comes in at 11. Oregon's income tax is pretty flat at 11%. (In theory there are two rates, but in the 70's everyone not 30% below the poverty level fell into the higher rate. Which up until last year was at 9%
     
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    I suspect Washington is deceptively low, as they're a state that runs a gubmint monopoly on liquor sales...Their booze prices are absurdly expensive, BTW.
     
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    many states have liquor monopolies. In Washington it wouldn't matter much, because there are reservations near most population centers. And Reservations are exempt from that kind of thing.
     
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    I stopped by the res a couple times on the way back from Crystal...Their prices weren't much lower.

    Why would they be, when your only "competition" charges upwards of 2X what states that leave liquor sales to private business charge?
     

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