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10 States With the Lowest Beer Taxes
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10 States With the Lowest Beer Taxes

If you want to get a brew that won't strain your wallet, consider pouring up in these 10 states.
November 21, 2020
9 States with No Income Tax
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9 States with No Income Tax

If you choose to live in these states, every penny you earn is safe from state income tax (although two of the states do tax some dividends and intere…
November 20, 2020
Louisiana's Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery is Underway
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Louisiana's Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery is Underway

Holiday shoppers can avoid Louisiana sales tax on purchases of most items during the state's newest tax-free period.
November 20, 2020
Election 2020: States With Tax Questions on the Ballot
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Election 2020: States With Tax Questions on the Ballot

On November 3, voters in 17 states weighed in on a variety of proposed changes impacting taxes on everything from property to pot.
November 19, 2020
13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits
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13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits

You may have dreamed of a tax-free retirement, but if you live in these 13 states, your Social Security benefits are subject to a state tax. That's on…
November 16, 2020

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Kiplinger's Tax Map for Middle-Class Families: About Our Methodology
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Kiplinger's Tax Map for Middle-Class Families: About Our Methodology

The research behind our judgments.
November 16, 2020
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families

Failing to consider state and local taxes before moving your family to another state could cost you thousands of dollars each year.
November 16, 2020
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees
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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

Unfortunately, some states aren't very generous when it comes to helping retired veterans at tax time.
November 15, 2020
Sales Tax Holidays in 2020
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Sales Tax Holidays in 2020

Seventeen states are having sales tax holidays this year. If you plan your shopping around these tax-free periods, you can save big on back-to-school …
November 2, 2020
Louisiana Adds Sales Tax Holiday to Help Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery
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Louisiana Adds Sales Tax Holiday to Help Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery

Holiday shoppers can avoid Louisiana sales tax on purchases of most items during the November tax-free period.
November 2, 2020
18 States With Scary Death Taxes
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18 States With Scary Death Taxes

Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy, but several states have their own estates taxes and inheritances taxes…
October 19, 2020
How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as a Florida Resident
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How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as a Florida Resident

If you live in a high-tax state during the summer but winter in Florida, you'll likely save big bucks if you can establish residency in Florida.
October 2, 2020
Tax-Free Weekend Savings from August 7 to 9
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Tax-Free Weekend Savings from August 7 to 9

Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia are holding (or starting) 2020 sales tax holidays t…
August 7, 2020
Tax-Free Weekend Dates, States and Savings for Back-to-School Shopping
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Tax-Free Weekend Dates, States and Savings for Back-to-School Shopping

Sales tax holidays are a great way to save money on clothes, shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and other back-to-school necessities.
August 4, 2020
12 Tax Deadlines for July 15 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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12 Tax Deadlines for July 15 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between due dates for paying estimated taxes, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by July 15 than just filing your feder…
July 14, 2020
State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Middle-Class Families
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State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Middle-Class Families

State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families.
June 18, 2020
When is the Mississippi State Tax Return Deadline in 2020?
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When is the Mississippi State Tax Return Deadline in 2020?

At one point the due date for filing your Mississippi income tax return was May 15, but it has been pushed back to a later date.
May 8, 2020
15 States That Don't Tax Unemployment Benefits
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15 States That Don't Tax Unemployment Benefits

If you're out of work right now, you're probably saving every quarter you can. Not having to pay state income taxes on unemployment compensation will …
April 23, 2020
Is Unemployment Taxable? State-by-State Guide to Unemployment Benefits
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Is Unemployment Taxable? State-by-State Guide to Unemployment Benefits

When it comes to state taxation of unemployment compensation, it's a bit of a mixed bag.
April 20, 2020
A CPA's Guide to the New Later Tax-Filing Deadline
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A CPA's Guide to the New Later Tax-Filing Deadline

Wondering how the July 15, 2020, extended tax-filing deadline affects you and how to make the most of it? Check out this FAQ with CPA Riley Adams.
March 30, 2020
38 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits
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38 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits

Some retirees are surprised to learn that Social Security is taxable.
March 6, 2020
14 States That Won't Tax Your Pension
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14 States That Won't Tax Your Pension

Most states tax at least a portion of income from private-sector defined benefit plans. Your state might have a pension exclusion, but chances are it'…
February 12, 2020
Best States for Low Taxes: 50 States Ranked for Taxes, 2019
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Best States for Low Taxes: 50 States Ranked for Taxes, 2019

We rated every state for taxes based on state income taxes, local sales taxes and property taxes. Find out where your state ranks.
December 27, 2019
What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2019 vs. 2018?
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What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2019 vs. 2018?

If you're already looking ahead to April 15, 2020, here are the income tax brackets for the 2019 tax year. And thanks to "chained" indexing, some taxp…
November 15, 2019
The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.
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The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

Updated for 2019, here's our list of the 10 most tax-friendly states in the U.S. Most of the states on our list have no state income tax at all.
October 31, 2019