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10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees, 2018



These 10 states impose the highest taxes on retirees, according to Kiplinger’s 2018 analysis of state taxes. One treats Social Security benefits just like Uncle Sam does—taxing up to 85% of your benefits. Six others tax Social Security benefits if your earnings exceed specific income thresholds. Exemptions for other types of retirement income are limited or nonexistent.

In several states, property taxes are on the high side, too. Making matters worse: The tax overhaul capped the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000. That won’t affect people who claim the standard deduction, but if you itemize and live in a state with high income and property taxes, the cap will effectively increase your taxes.

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Take a look to see how you’d fare as a retiree in these states. The worst comes first.

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