October 30, 2004, 05:50 PM
I heard a report on the radio last week that indicated state by state what the tax laws were. They also mentioned according to some web site that there was a ranking of states from #1 being the worst and #50 being the best, on their livability with tax laws.

I've done numerous Google searches and can't find a site that has such a ranking of states by how good or bad their taxes are for those who live and work in the given state.

Anyone know of some sites where I might find this kind of information?


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October 30, 2004, 05:52 PM
BTW, they radio people mentioned that Main was number 1, being the worst to live in for the ammount of taxes one had to pay. They said that the Dakodas and Colorado were fairly good for having low taxes???

October 30, 2004, 06:05 PM
Nevada has no state income tax, but a couple of years ago they passed a huge tax package that raised many of the taxes that we do pay. I love the one when you buy a new car, no matter what you pay for the car you pay tax off of MSRP - gotta love these buffoons!

Still alot better than CA! :D

Edit: here's the results of my first Goole search for this,
Comparing the 50 States' Combined State/Local Tax Burdens in 2004 (

October 30, 2004, 06:48 PM
Found this page with state tax ratings (the rating are #1 being the best and 50 the worst).

October 30, 2004, 07:48 PM
No state sales or income taxes in AK. Some localities have them.

*** This post for information purposes only, keep the hell away! :neener: ***

October 30, 2004, 09:05 PM
Woohoo, I'm on my way!!!


October 30, 2004, 09:11 PM
Ummmm, that's Arkansas. AK is short for Arkansas. Yeah.

So, uh, head Southeastish. And we'll see ya when ya get there, I mean 'here'.

Have a nice day.

October 30, 2004, 09:14 PM

That's Los Anchorage, Arkansas, right?

October 30, 2004, 09:23 PM

It's actually "Las", the feminine form. Near, uh, Springfield, AK.

.oO(good bluff, there's gotta be a Springfield in Arkansas there's a Springfield EVERYWHERE)

.oo(wait, did I type out that thought?)


October 30, 2004, 09:37 PM

It looks like the states with the best gun rights and low taxes (isn't it interesting the good gun rights seem to go hand in hand with low/resonable taxes... excluding Vermont... hah) are:

Alaska (excluding cost of living)
Colorado (well, sort of on the gun rights part)
Montana (sort of on the income tax part)
South Dakota

October 30, 2004, 10:05 PM
You wouldn't want to live's toooooo cold for your thin blood and besides igloos are a pain to live in.:evil:

October 30, 2004, 10:25 PM

That's what I heard, too. Ten months of winter and two months of tough sledding. At least that's what they told me up in Bearflanks.

October 30, 2004, 10:36 PM

You missed New Hampshire.
Low state and local taxes and better gun laws than any of the states you listed. (Except MAYBE Alaska and Vermont).

October 30, 2004, 11:13 PM
You're right, NH does have low taxes. Hmm... how is that NH and ME are so different and yet are neighbors?

October 30, 2004, 11:15 PM
can't believe you guys left out tennessee. no state income tax, very low property taxes, reasonable gun laws, beautiful country. in fact, the only downside is putting up with the $&#*@%) steel guitars

this topic is of some interest to me, as I have been living in ohio for 7+ years, and decided i was finally fed up with the taxes there, which had gotten ridiculous, to the point, even, that they were driving off jobs (thus the recession for which Taft is responsible, but Bush is paying for)

anyways, i wanted to move out west, so i could shoot longer ranges, but land is too expensive for what you get out there. i picked TN instead, since it had the best cost of living and taxes

October 30, 2004, 11:30 PM
Tennessee ranks 15 at ( Thats still good. Their Sales and Gross Receipts tax is fairly high though. But if property tax is low then thats very good.

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