States with the highest and lowest taxes

See which 5 states tax their residents the most, and which 5 allow residents to keep the biggest chunk of their paychecks -- and why.

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Mar 15, 2013 8:52AM
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Typical MSN Money "Fluff" piece!!! These results have absolutely nothing to do with retirees!!! The list is totally different. It would be nice if a disclaimer was added to the beginning of each piece to save the reader time and effort!
Mar 15, 2013 8:39AM
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The High Taxed States are all heavy Militant Union States. Note that the lowest taxed states are Right to Work...with the exception of Alaska, which oil income to offset other liabilities. We need National Right To Work Laws! Our States are going broke with the utopian Public Employee Retirements...promises made to buy votes, promises that they knew would not be realized. Abolish Public Unions...The taxpayers are being held hostage by Unions. The Union Employees are NOT working for the taxpayers...they are working for the Unions.

Mar 15, 2013 8:14AM
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Jersey's problem is that every 2 square mile village wants their own police force, ambulance, mayor, etc.  A deputy sheriff earns $70K within 5 years of service and gets a pension.  My buddy pays upward to $12K a year for property tax for a modest 2000 sqr ft house with 1/2 acre.
Mar 15, 2013 4:53AM
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No more big business welfare. No more paying for poor peoples college. No more welfare for illegal immagrant's, ship there butt's out. No more oil substidy or drilling for natural gas. It has caused cancer and cost lives of animals. Enforce the 1rst ammendment  so still no religion being taught in school take your kids to church or christian school and STFU!
Mar 15, 2013 12:27AM
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Two of the highest tax states have Republican Governors.  New Jersey and Wisconsin.

Mar 15, 2013 12:26AM
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 Couldn't help but notice that states with lowest taxes taxed nonresidents the most. Also for a crime ridden cess pool try Louisiana.
Mar 14, 2013 10:36PM
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Note, when you have low or no income tax your property or other taxes make up for it, when you have very low taxes that's called Alabama and Mississippi and most call that poor educational system, poor health care for citizens, and poor quality of life.  You get what you pay for. 
Mar 14, 2013 10:20PM
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Already bought my retirement place in Tennessee, 110 aces of trees, fields and streams. California, you can kiss my ****.
Mar 14, 2013 10:14PM
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The way I see it every state is broke with 16 Trillion in National Debt. Red or Blue we all suffer until we pay down the debt.
Mar 14, 2013 10:09PM
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And what states have the best roads? education?  etc?  WE NEED TO SECEDE FROM THE RED STATES!
Mar 14, 2013 9:10PM
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After the civil war the US made an amendment to the constitution preventing slavery but here we are again all slaves to the government of the US and its politicians.

Mar 14, 2013 8:43PM
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I think I will go bury my head!!!!!
Mar 14, 2013 8:40PM
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I don't know how Illinois didn't make the list.  I pay about 12% of my income to taxes and fees in the state.  Chicago sucks all the $ in the state into that $hithole as well, and look what it gets us.  More grief and corruption.  Property taxes are over $5,200 per year on a home valued at 170k.  State tax is 5%.  Plus the litany of fees for car registration, then add in sales taxes etc.. I'm probably underestimating how much I pay by a few % as well :(.  Illinois SUCKS!
Mar 13, 2013 5:04PM
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maybe if our tax money went to take care of our own , and we didn't pay for people from outside to live here,  If they want to live here let them work, not go on the system which is for our people.   I don't know any other country that does that. Yes this country was founded and developed by foreigners as most of us are, but we are now overflowing.  Our for fathers made this a unique country and all we do now is try to copy  Europe.  When in Rome do as the Romans do, here we say when you come to the U.S. change it to fit you.  My ancestors did , as many did, they learned to speak  American.   Taxes wouldn't have to be so high if we weren't so busy taking care of the world ,adopting  their children , healing their sick , etc.....  Don't we have enough of our own?????  We sent them our jobs, now we are hurting and all our government can think of is to raise taxes!!! Keep our money home.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 14, 2013 7:16PM
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it was the Democrats before walker that put the hurt on your state...or should I say the unions....
Feb 14, 2013 3:47PM
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Don't know where you got the 4% sales tax in Louisiana.  That is just the state sales tax.  The local parish sales taxes range from 3.5% to 6.99%, so the accurate sales tax is the product of the two.  Also take in that milk costs $4.72 per gallon in Louisiana, for the past 9 years, at least.
Feb 14, 2013 3:01PM
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 THE FIVE HIGHEST VOTED FOR WHO? TAX AND SPEND DEM.  GOTTA LOVE IT.  GAS JUST WENT UP ANOTHER 15 CENTS. DIDNT KNOW THE KENYAN WAS INTO OIL.

Feb 12, 2013 7:50AM
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Mustang like it is perfect where you live, I doubt that.
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