5 States Where Taxes Are Rising

Taxes are going up in 2017 on residents of these states.

The buzz in the nation’s capital is about cutting taxes, but talk in many state capitals is focused on raising taxes to fund projects and close budget gaps. We found five states where taxes are going up in 2017.

Already among the 10 least tax-friendly states in the U.S. in our 2016 rankings, Maine upped the ante by imposing higher income taxes on top earners in 2017. The surcharge will raise an estimated $142 million in the first year.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.