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Here Are The 10 BEST and WORST Taxed States To Do Business

It’s that time of year again. The Tax Foundation has released its 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index.


According to the Foundation’s release:

The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare. While there are many ways to show how much is collected in taxes by state governments, the Index is designed to show how well states structure their tax systems, and provides a roadmap for improvement.

Here are the most taxed to the least taxed states (from WORST to BEST), according to the Tax Foundation:

The WORST States:

41. Louisiana
42. Maryland
43. Connecticut
44. Rhode Island
45. Ohio
46. Minnesota
47. Vermont
48. California
49. New York
50. New Jersey

The BEST States:

1. Wyoming
2. South Dakota
3. Alaska
4. Florida
5. Nevada
6. Montana
7. New Hampshire
8. Indiana
9. Utah
10. Oregon

As a side note, all of the highest-taxed states do not have “right-to-work” laws, while half of the lowest-taxed states do have “right-to-work” laws.

This could be merely a coincidence, however.

Right To Work Map 2016

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