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Sales Tax Holidays in 2020
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Sales Tax Holidays in 2020

Sixteen 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 cl…
July 1, 2020
State-by-State Guide to Taxes
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State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Click on any state in the map below for a detailed summary of state taxes on income, property, and everything you buy. Check out our slideshows below,…
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
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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

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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. Two of the states do tax some dividends and interest, howev…
March 11, 2020
13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits
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13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits

Are Social Security benefits taxable? You better believe it. Uncle Sam can tax up to 85% of your retirement benefits, and these 13 states can tack on …
March 10, 2020
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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
Best States for Low Taxes: 50 States Ranked for Taxes, 2018
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Best States for Low Taxes: 50 States Ranked for Taxes, 2018

2018 is the first year of the new tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
June 17, 2019
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When Are State Tax Returns Due in Virginia?
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When Are State Tax Returns Due in Virginia?

Virginia is one of several states in which your state income tax return can be filed after April 15.
April 8, 2019
When Are State Tax Returns Due in Massachusetts?
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When Are State Tax Returns Due in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is one of several states in which your state income tax return can be filed after April 15.
April 8, 2019
9 States Where You Can File Your State Tax Return After April 15
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9 States Where You Can File Your State Tax Return After April 15

April 8, 2019
12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income
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12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income

States that completely exempt the most common types of retirement income -- 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions -- from taxation can be attractive to retirees.…
February 12, 2019
Virginia: #7 Best State to Retire in 2018
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Virginia: #7 Best State to Retire in 2018

Virginia isn't a classic retirement destination like Florida, but after ranking seventh on our list of the best states for retirement, it might become…
June 4, 2018
Retirees, Watch Out for the State Tax Bite
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Retirees, Watch Out for the State Tax Bite

States are all over the map when it comes to taxing retirement income.
October 29, 2014
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Tax Breaks for Generous Grandparents
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Tax Breaks for Generous Grandparents

Many states offer a tax deduction for contributions to a 529 college-savings plan to any resident, not just the parents.
June 18, 2014
State Taxes Vary for Roth Conversions
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State Taxes Vary for Roth Conversions

Don't forget about the state tax bill when contemplating a Roth conversion.
August 2, 2010