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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
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
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.
November 17, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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 (2019)
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12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income (2019)

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
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