Pulling up stakes and moving from one state to another can be quite an adventure. Everything is new when you cross state lines. New neighbors, new restaurants, new stores, new roads...and new taxes. In fact, relocating to another state can knock your state tax bill up or down by thousands of dollars. You could, for instance, go from a state with no income taxes to one with very high rates. Other state and local taxes ‒ like sales taxes and property taxes ‒ can vary dramatically from one state to the next, too. That’s why it’s so important to understand the tax consequences of an interstate move before you call the moving company.
The map below will help you with your research. Click on any state for a detailed summary of its taxes on income, property, and items you buy on a daily basis. Also check out the tax-specific slideshows listed below the map, including our picks for the 10 most tax-friendly and the 10 least tax-friendly states in the U.S. for middle-class families. (Retirees, visit our Retiree Tax Map to learn how each state taxes different kinds of retirement income and to discover special tax breaks for seniors.)
Hover over and click on any state in the map to open detailed information about a state.
- The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
- The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
- 9 States with No Income Tax
- Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
- 5 States With No State Sales Tax
- 10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes
- 10 States with the Highest Gas Taxes
- 10 States With the Lowest Gas Taxes
See the Full Tax Picture by State
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington, D.C.
- West Virginia
SOURCES: State government websites, American Petroleum Institute, U.S. Census Bureau, Tax Foundation, Federation of Tax Administrators, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
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