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Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
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Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
September 21, 2021
10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes
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10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes

When both state and local taxes are considered, you'll pay more sales tax when shopping in these states.
August 31, 2021
The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
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The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families

If a move from one state to another is in your future, you could save big bucks by relocating to one of these states where the tax bite is light for m…
August 31, 2021
33 States with No Estate Taxes or Inheritance Taxes
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33 States with No Estate Taxes or Inheritance Taxes

Even with the federal exemption from death taxes raised, retirees should pay more attention to estate taxes and inheritance taxes levied by states.
August 31, 2021
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.
August 31, 2021

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10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees
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10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

If you want your retirement savings to last longer, consider moving to one of these states that impose the lowest taxes on retirees.
August 25, 2021
10 States With the Lowest Gas Taxes
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10 States With the Lowest Gas Taxes

Saving money is a marathon, not a sprint. And even low gas taxes can help keep money in your pocket.
August 17, 2021
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.
August 17, 2021
10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees
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10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

When it comes to state and local taxes, retirees in these states are likely to pay more than retirees in other states.
August 17, 2021
Tax-Free Weekend Savings on Back-to-School Shopping
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Tax-Free Weekend Savings on Back-to-School Shopping

Eleven states are holding (or starting) sales tax holidays this weekend. See how you can save big on clothes, notebooks, backpacks, and other back-to-…
August 6, 2021
5 States With No State Sales Tax
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5 States With No State Sales Tax

A handful of states don't impose a sales tax, but that doesn't necessarily make them the best states for low taxes.
July 27, 2021
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 one state taxes some dividends and interest). But …
July 27, 2021
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…
July 26, 2021
12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income
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12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income

Retirees can save a lot of money in these states that completely exempt the most common types of retirement income – 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions – from…
June 30, 2021
14 States That Won't Tax Your Pension
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14 States That Won't Tax Your Pension

Some states have pension exclusions with limitations based on age and/or income. But these states don't tax pension income at all, no matter how old y…
June 30, 2021
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 estate taxes and inheritance taxes t…
June 17, 2021
9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (Today Isn't Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (Today Isn't Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between due dates for extension requests, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by today's tax deadline than just filing y…
May 17, 2021
Max Out Your Stimulus Check with Rocky Mengle
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Max Out Your Stimulus Check with Rocky Mengle

You probably know you're getting a stimulus check, but did you know you can have an impact on its amount? Senior tax editor Rocky Mengle talks about t…
March 17, 2021
Handling Taxes and Insurance When Working from “Home”
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Handling Taxes and Insurance When Working from “Home”

Working remotely in a new state, maybe even a new country? That can lead to complications, particularly when it comes to taxes. Also: why the IRS is s…
February 2, 2021
Mega Millions Lottery Winner Will Get a Mega Tax Bill
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Mega Millions Lottery Winner Will Get a Mega Tax Bill

The winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot was bought in Michigan. After federal and state taxes are taken out, that amount will b…
January 25, 2021
How Much Tax You Will Pay on Your Lottery Winnings?
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How Much Tax You Will Pay on Your Lottery Winnings?

The federal government will take a big tax bite out of your $1 billion Mega Millions payout. Your state might, too.
January 22, 2021
State Taxes on the Middle Class, with Rocky Mengle
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State Taxes on the Middle Class, with Rocky Mengle

Every year Kiplinger ranks all 50 states for their tax-friendliness. For 2020, Senior Tax Editor Rocky Mengle has put the focus on the middle class. H…
December 15, 2020
Kiplinger's Tax Map for Retirees: About Our Methodology
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Kiplinger's Tax Map for Retirees: About Our Methodology

Here's how we put together our Retiree Tax Map and related content.
December 9, 2020
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
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