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  • While the federal tax rates are the same for all fifty states, the various states are left to determine what their state income tax rate should be and those numbers are all over the map.
  • Unless you live in Delaware, Montana, Oregon, or New Hampshire, you are well aware of exactly what your state (and/or local) sales tax is. Makes sense; you've had to pay it on almost every single item you've ever purchased from a retailer.
  • Every state figures out a way to collect revenue in the form of taxes, but not every state is equal in how they go about doing that. Some states have a high sales tax while others have no sales tax at all. This piece will focus on breaking down the best and worst states when it comes to their sales tax.
  • Instituting a national sales tax has been debated, albeit halfheartedly, for years now. While I don't foresee our representatives in Washington tackling this issue anytime soon, it is still something that I've spent a lot of time thinking about, especially when it comes to the question of whether it will help or hurt the middle and lower classes.

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  • Finding the right tax professional who is able to find you every deduction, credit, and write-offs can oftentimes seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be.
  • Not long ago, a small headline blipped onto the news radar. It said that Credit Karma (A popular free credit score company) had just bought out an online tax preparer, and would begin to offer absolutely free tax filing to anyone interested in their new services.
  • The Federal Estate Tax or FET, for short, has been around for literally 100 years. Misinformation has spread rampantly about this tax, mostly by those who call for its repeal; the owners of large estates, you know, the wealthy. They give it the name "Death Tax" and the plebeians begin singing of its horrors in the streets.

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