The 15 States With The Most Unfriendly Tax Codes

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Plains and Mountain West states lead the way in the Tax Foundation‘s annual ranking of states with the friendliest business tax climate,The Foundation calculates its proprietary index based on corporate, income, sales property and unemployment insurance tax rates.

Most of the top states have some combination of zero corporate, income tax or the sales taxes.

Most of the bottom states, meanwhile, should be familiar to many of our readers.

Here’s a look at a ranking of the 15 states with the most onerous tax codes starting.

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title=”South Carolina”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
36

Corporate Tax Rank:
10

Individual Income Tax Rank:
39

Sales Tax Rank:
38

Property Tax Rank:
21

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”maine-2″
title=”Maine”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
37

Corporate Tax Rank:
47

Individual Income Tax Rank:
30

Sales Tax Rank:
10

Property Tax Rank:
38

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”new-mexico-3″
title=”New Mexico”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
38

Corporate Tax Rank:
38

Individual Income Tax Rank:
33

Sales Tax Rank:
45

Property Tax Rank:
1

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”ohio-4″
title=”Ohio”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
39

Corporate Tax Rank:
22

Individual Income Tax Rank:
42

Sales Tax Rank:
10

Property Tax Rank:
33

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”connecticut-5″
title=”Connecticut”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
40

Corporate Tax Rank:
25

Individual Income Tax Rank:
31

Sales Tax Rank:
30

Property Tax Rank:
50

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”iowa-6″
title=”Iowa”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
41

Corporate Tax Rank:
48

Individual Income Tax Rank:
32

Sales Tax Rank:
25

Property Tax Rank:
36

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”maryland-7″
title=”Maryland”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
42

Corporate Tax Rank:
14

Individual Income Tax Rank:
46

Sales Tax Rank:
9

Property Tax Rank:
40

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”wisconsin-8″
title=”Wisconsin”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
43

Corporate Tax Rank:
32

Individual Income Tax Rank:
45

Sales Tax Rank:
16

Property Tax Rank:
32

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”north-carolina-9″
title=”North Carolina”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
44

Corporate Tax Rank:
29

Individual Income Tax Rank:
43

Sales Tax Rank:
47

Property Tax Rank:
35

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”minnesota-10″
title=”Minnesota”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
45

Corporate Tax Rank:
42

Individual Income Tax Rank:
44

Sales Tax Rank:
36

Property Tax Rank:
26

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”rhode-island-11″
title=”Rhode Island”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
46

Corporate Tax Rank:
40

Individual Income Tax Rank:
36

Sales Tax Rank:
24

Property Tax Rank:
46

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”vermont-12″
title=”Vermont”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
47

Corporate Tax Rank:
41

Individual Income Tax Rank:
47

Sales Tax Rank:
14

Property Tax Rank:
43

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”california-13″
title=”California”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
48

Corporate Tax Rank:
43

Individual Income Tax Rank:
50

Sales Tax Rank:
40

Property Tax Rank:
17

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”new-york-14″
title=”New York”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
49

Corporate Tax Rank:
23

Individual Income Tax Rank:
49

Sales Tax Rank:
37

Property Tax Rank:
45

Source: The Tax Foundation
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[slide
permalink=”new-jersey-15″
title=”New Jersey”
content=”Overall Tax Rank:
50

Corporate Tax Rank:
39

Individual Income Tax Rank:
48

Sales Tax Rank:
46

Property Tax Rank:
49

Source: The Tax Foundation
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