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10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

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Considering a move to another state? Not so fast. Be sure to weigh state taxes when calculating the difference in cost of living.

Here is our updated 2014 list of the ten least tax-friendly states. Our choices remain the same as last year. Almost all these states levy property taxes well above the national median of $1,324. State income taxes are high, as are combined state and local sales taxes that could cost you up to an additional 10% per purchase, depending the municipality in which you live or shop. Finally, some of these states have the highest gas prices in the U.S., in part because they charge above-average fuel taxes and fees.

Sources: State tax departments, CCH, the Tax Foundation, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the American Petroleum Institute and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.
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