10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families

Here’s what living in one of the least tax-friendly states for middle-class families costs residents.

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It’s no secret that many middle-class families are struggling. Higher grocery expenses and housing costs are major factors, but high tax burdens can make matters worse. If you live in one of the least tax-friendly states for middle-class families, you probably know this too well.

Least tax-friendly states for the middle-class 

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.