The 10 worst states for taxes

A state's tax climate can affect not only how far dollars stretch but also whether businesses want to locate there.

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Feb 22, 2013 7:27PM
Feb 23, 2013 12:47AM
Worst taxes or most mismanaged states run by corrupt politicians helping themselves to our tax monies?
Feb 22, 2013 7:37PM
Wow, I thought we in NJ would surely be number one, but we're only number two!
Feb 23, 2013 12:04AM
This article should be required reading for everyone living in the 40 states not listed - everyone thinks their state has the highest taxes, is the most corrupt, most inefficient, etc.

Feb 25, 2013 11:38AM

Yep.  And HIGH taxes means LOW business growth.,,


Low business growth means LOW "revenues"...


Low "revenues" means shortfalls in budgets...


Shortfalls in budgets means either HIGHER TAXES OR CUTBACKS IN SERVICES...


Either of which means LOW BUSINESS GROWTH....


See a pattern here Dems, who think "the middle class is doing fine??"


You cannot tax and spend your way into fiscal solvency, period. The ONLY way to keep budgets balanced, is to cut SPENDING, not RAISE taxes:


If taxes are frozen:


No increases in tax rates means more money for people to spend...


People spending more money creates JOBS and "Revenues"...


'Nuff said?"


Just saying...




A dis-satisfied customer and voter....


Feb 22, 2013 8:17PM

Funny, not hearing much from the Lefty Libs on this one! HAHAHA! You know you guys are bad news for the states you run! Right into the ground!

Feb 24, 2013 6:48AM
California is #3, thought they would be #1, cities and counties can had their own tax in addition to the state tax.
Feb 24, 2013 10:09PM

Except for North Carolina all are in Northeast, West (CA) or Mid West (Iowa) - most are heavy union states and run by DEMOCRATS -as we say in TN - NUF SAID!!!! 


Many of these states were on the TOP TEN STATES TO RETIRE TO - Do not know what that person was smoking. 

Feb 23, 2013 12:06AM

The communists want to sit on their asssssets and be given free peasant goods. Meanwhile the leaders that they worship are millionaires and rule over them. Equal doesn't mean equal for all. Redistributing the wealth mean impoverishing all but .000001%. The fairness enforcers are always a lot more equal and at everyone elses expense. History calls that tyranny. Why would imbeciles vote that way?

Feb 23, 2013 3:13AM
N.C. is talking about dropping the individual income tax this might be a good thing ?
Feb 25, 2013 9:40AM

It's a popular assumption to assume North Carolina has been controlled by Republicans...when in FACT that's NOT true...In fact, Liberal Democrats have controlled North Carolina for long enough to screw everyone.  In fact, Republicans have only held Gov's office 4 times for a total of 16 years, including the incumbent, McCrory from Charlotte.  All the while North Carolina LIBERALS in East have redirected money to build roads to No Where in East and stealing money previously directed for WESTERN North Carolina.


Don't believe me...Visit Charotte...see how screwed up Interstate system is...yet North Carolina Leg has redirected monies to East multiple times....then travel East, following the money and see how little it was merited.


Also, North Carolina Dems are AS corrupt, or more than Chicago and New Orleans...Google David Parker, Beverly Perdue, Mike Easley, John Edwards...corrupt...


Hopefully the Republicans will lower taxes here and be attractive to businesses.  In RECENT years, we've watched Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia ALL get major corps move in, and they stated they preferred North Carolina, but the TAX Burden was (in some cases double) too high compared to our neighbors and they were "close enough" to our Interstates to access them from those areas. 


As North Carolina has TWO major Interstate connections...SO, these corps will be hauling on North Carolina roads, but NOT creating jobs here and WHO could blame them, given the taxes...

Feb 25, 2013 12:07AM
Shockingly the 5 worst states for taxes are 4 of the 5 worst states for employment. Who would have possibly guessed that? (Honorable Mention goes to North Carolina, #7 on this list, that came in 47th in employment)

Rhode Island - 50th
Vermont - 6th
California - 49th
New Jersey - 48th
New York - 37th

(Source US Department of Labor)

Feb 25, 2013 4:24AM
West Virginia should be on this list.   Taxpayer's are held up without a gun.  Any day there will be a tax on breathing. Oh, and FYI WV is run by "Democrats".
Feb 22, 2013 9:48PM
Virginia is trying to get on the list.
Feb 25, 2013 12:44PM
Don't have to tell a NYer here that taxes and the cost of living is so high. Oh and I wonder why, well let me see. Over the last 50 years NY has hired a ton of lack of public service workers, teachers, cops, firemen, toll takers etc. And guess what a teacher makes over 100k per year, free benefits, a phat pension when she retires, and teacher about 10 kids in each class. Ditto with the cops even the ones in the little Mayberry towns. And of course we have even more peeps on welfare, the single moms with their future Dumbocrat voters linning up everyday for another freebe. Free rent, free medical, free lunch and breakfast, free food stamps you name it they can find it. Only thing they can't find is the baby daddy, they have a list of suspects, but no firm(sorry about that) leads. Oh we are also broke, so a word to the rest of the country do not over pay your teachers etc, no matter what they say, and never never vote for a dumbocrat.
Feb 25, 2013 3:40PM
Don't just look at the Governor running the state. The legislature (just like our congress) dictates the spending. And of course, in the majority of these states, it's run by the democratic liberals. After all, it's not really their money now, is it?
Feb 25, 2013 10:28AM
A Cig tax over 4 bucks? Someone needs to be dumping some sh!t in the NY harbor. Hey Marlboro, can I borrow some loose tobacco and a boat?
Feb 23, 2013 12:50AM
last time I checked new jersey was run by the republicans
Feb 22, 2013 8:16PM
Being from Wisconsin, which is on this list, I feel qualified to write a response.  Wisconsin, since 1987 has been governed for a total of 18 years by Republicans Tommy Thompson, Scott McCallum and Scott Walker (OUR CURRENT GOVERNOR BY THE WAY).  They have only been governed by a Democrat 8 years.  Our state taxes became some the highest in the nation under republican Tommy Thomson way back in the late 80's and early 90's and have never recovered.  WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT!
Feb 25, 2013 11:46AM
I really wish they would've included statistics on roads and bridges to go along with this as most of the states included are northern states that have to pay for plows, extensive road repairs every year because of the ice and snow, as well as the extensive number of bridges in some of these states.  It's easy when you live in southern states that never get ice and plows are never needed.
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