10 most tax-friendly states in 2014

You can save big on taxes if you live in one of these states, but you might find quality-of-life services wanting.

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Aug 29, 2014 9:46AM
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It's hard to believe that West Virginia is on the list. I moved here 4 years ago and I am ready to move back to Wyoming. West Virginia taxes everything!!!! When I moved here and filed my 1040 tax return West Virginia fined me $40 because I didn't file here the previous year, I wasn't even a resident the year before. This state is one of the most corrupt and poverty stricken states I've ever lived in. It's a joke, can't wait to go back to the real America!!! VERY SAD PLACE

Aug 29, 2014 10:33AM
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Typical liberal MSNBC propaganda!  They list the "10 most tax-friendly states", but, the cannot resist putting in the "but you might find the quality of life services wanting" garbage!  Did you see them put a caveat on last week's story on the "10 least tax-friendly states" with a caveat of "all run by liberal hacks"?  Any positives about conservative states MUST have negatives attached so that it doesn't violate the liberal playbook!
Aug 29, 2014 8:05AM
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If some changes are made in November, we may be faced with harder times than we are now facing. There are no guarantees whoever gets into office will or could make the necessary changes to get our country back on the right track or not. It maybe already too late. But, I do know this and many around me agree that we are heading into perilous times and if we don't go in and crush Isis, we will be facing them later on in our own country. I heard on TV that there are over 100 Americans who have gone overseas and joined this extremely group of radicals and two have already been killed fighting for something that has no meaning other than killing people who won't convert and taking over towns and blowing up everyone around them in the name of Jihad. The president is not equipped to handle this horrible threat and if we allow these radicals to get any stronger, then one day, we will be facing what other people in that region will be facing now. Then we will be faced with going to war on our on soil. In the meantime, our tax money is not working for us as it should...and it will continue to rise at the American tax payers expense.
Aug 29, 2014 12:38AM
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Watch out.  The Democrats might not be able to raise your taxes on a state level, but when our POS politicians realize that we actually DO have to pay our debts, they will come and raise your taxes on a federal level.

Rich & Poor, Taxes & Stagnant Economy, Debt & Austerity.  The Democrat way.
Sep 13, 2014 7:01AM
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Imagine that, nearly every state with the lowest taxes is a red state - who would have thunk?
Sep 13, 2014 8:59AM
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To 2016 winners

For you to say this republicans are stupid. I guess you are a democrat and you voted OBAMA.

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He is a joke and you are an Idiot.

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Aug 29, 2014 11:50AM
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This article must be an attempt at redemption for the Obama administration supporting puppets at MSN for the lambasting they took in ''The 10 Least Tax-friendly States'' article a couple days ago.


I'm still laughing about that.......


Aug 29, 2014 12:16PM
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liberals nothing is free  somebody has to bust their butts   as far as education 80+% goes to teachers and for the last 50+ we have thrown dollar after dollar down lthe crap hole of (ha) so called education  our system continues to get worse year after year so you cant say that higher pay equals a great education  dont you think we have used the  children as an excuse for faillure long enough to facilitate and finance a failing and disfunctional education and federal gov  that does not work  did u read what i said "money does not fix any problem of any system run by a group of greedy , money is god losers (U S GOV. and unions and educators that should be working at fast food and city county and state elected and appointed officials who actually should be in jail along with most of the federal gov   look at our on going problems everybody says (?) they know what they are doing  but why do things  get worse and worse  God bless the U S but damn the people who abuse it and that takes in a hellava lot of people
Sep 13, 2014 9:18AM
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Nobody has been lying to the people more than Calif's governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown.  He continues to shift "fees" from corporations down to the people.  You can't fool the people in this manner.  We now have a lumber fee (tax) that was initially abandoned in 2012 but revived by Moonbeam in 2013.  Essentially, he shifted the fee from the lumber industry to the consumer......which would effect home builders,,,,which of course would be passed down onto the home buyer.  This is a fee tactic he went straight to the house of idiots (legislatures) for approval.  it only takes a two thirds vote to implement his bill without voter approval.  Pretty slick, Moonbeam.  And now he will follow it with a tax proposal in Nov to add another .25% tax hike lumber tax for more money to be spent irresponsibly.  In 2012, he threatened the state to raise another tax saying he would severely reduce the school budget if we do not vote for this tax.       
Sep 13, 2014 8:38AM
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New Hampshire should and is #1 with NO state income tax and NO sales tax.
Aug 29, 2014 1:27PM
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How is new hampshire not on this list? We dont have sales tax and most dont have to pay state income tax....
Sep 13, 2014 8:38AM
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I go to South Carolina to buy gas, but that's the only reason to drive on their roads (worst I've seen).  There are 6 States with no State Income tax and if you buy on the internet, no sales taxes either.
Sep 13, 2014 10:27AM
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2016 SO THE DEMS ARE DOING SO GOOD RIGHT? ADDED $7+ TRILLION TO THE DEBT WHILE PASSING THE LIE OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE US. EVERYTHING TOUCHED BY O HAS FALLEN TO CRAP AND YOU WANT TO BRAG? SINCE O HAS TO LEFT-HANDEDLY ADMIT THAT BUSH WAS RIGHT ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN IRAQ AND THIS IS THE INEPT ONE YOU SUPPORT? ECONOMY IN THE CRAPPER -FOREIGN POLICY IN THE CRAPPER--HEALTHCARE IN THE CRAPPER-SCANDAL AFTER SCANDAL --LYING ALL THE TIME AND THIS HYPOCRITE IS THE GUY YOU SUPPORT--HMM SOMEONE HERE IS NOT TOO RATIONAL BRIGHT --GUESS WHO? SOME IDIOT CODE NAMED 2016--PITIFUL--
Sep 13, 2014 9:44AM
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God what IDIOTS. Politicize everything, right? Pathetic, hateful sacks of garbage. Most of you aren't even conservatives. Just small-minded, petty, ignorant, frightened POS's. True conservatives at least present cogent thoughts, agree or disagree as you wish. They don't base what passes for "fact" on one descriptor like "red" or "blue" state. Disgusting.


Sep 13, 2014 10:56AM
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Sep 13, 2014 1:52PM
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Talkeetna Mike - What are you doing in Alaska?  Those complaints of yours do not make sense to a real Alaskan - they are the primary reason we choose to live here.  Your property tax comment is really off base - the state does not tax your property, the borough, depending on which borough you live in may - the borough in which I reside does not have a property tax.  We love our "dirt" roads - it keeps traffic down!
Sun 6:35 PM
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Louisiana may be 4% state tax...but parish tax brings sales tax to more like 9%.....I think this list is a misrepresentation.....I paid less taxes in Florida.....This excludes property tax because for the middle class, we mostly rent now a days.......
Sat 2:35 PM
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Most of them will get their tax one way or another, if you get a break better watch out for you will be blindsided on something else.
Sep 13, 2014 3:58AM
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