9 States to Avoid for High-Income Earners

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9) Maine

The top individual income tax rate in Maine is 7.15 percent, the combined state and local sales tax rate is 5.50 percent, and the property tax rate is 1.20 percent.

8) Wisconsin

The state in the Midwest has a high income tax rate of 7.65% and a property tax rate of 1.53%. Its entire tax burden is moderate at 8.92 percent.

7) Iowa

The state income tax rate for individuals is 8.53 percent, while the average property tax rate is 1.43 percent. The total rate of state and municipal sales tax is 6.94 percent.

6) Vermont

With an income tax rate of 8.75 percent and a property tax rate of 1.76 percent, the state has high taxes in every way possible. State and municipal sales taxes total 6.24 percent.

5) Minnesota

State and average local sales taxes are 7.46 percent; property taxes are 1.05 percent. Both are a little over the national average for income. It is subject to a tax rate of 10.20%.

4) Oregon

The individual income tax rate in the state of Oregon is 9.90 percent. This is the state with the lowest exemption level at 10% to 16% for estates valued at more over $1 million.

3) New Jersey

The Garden State has the fourth-highest income tax rate in the US, at 10.75 percent. In addition, its average property tax rate of 2.13 percent is the highest in the country.

2) New York

The maximum individual income tax rate is 10.90 percent, while the average property tax rate is 1.30 percent. Residents pay a combined state and municipal sales tax of 8.52 percent.

1) California

Due to a 1 percent surtax on any income over $1 million, California has the highest taxes in the country, with a top income tax rate of 13.30 percent and the greatest total tax burden.

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