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10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Some states offer attractive tax benefits to woo retirees.

Then there are these ten states that are stingy with tax breaks for retirees. Some don’t offer any breaks on Social Security benefits — a significant source of most retirees’ income. Many of these states also have no special tax treatment for other types of retirement income. Others impose higher-than-average taxes across the board. And many have either an estate tax or inheritance tax.


State Income Tax: 3% to 6.7%
State Sales Tax: 6.35% to 7%
Estate Tax/Inheritance Tax: Yes/No


State Income Tax: 3.55% to 8.95%
State Sales Tax: 6%
Estate Tax/Inheritance Tax: Yes/No


State Income Tax: 3.75% to 5.99%
State Sales Tax: 7%
Estate Tax/Inheritance Tax: Yes/No

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