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  • Tax law change would eliminate Ohio income taxes for incomes below $22,250Mon May 13, 2019 |
    People with taxable incomes of less than $22,250 a year no longer would be taxed; rates for higher amounts would be cut about 6.6 percent.
  • The Best And Worst States For Taxes In 2016Mon Mar 21, 2016 |
    With tax day drawing near, it's the time of year to gripe about why taxes are so darn high in your state. It's as good a time as any to work on a better strategy for the...
  • States With No Income TaxMon Mar 14, 2016 |
    Over half of all taxes collected by the IRS — $3.1 trillion in fiscal 2014 — comes from income taxes. Like the federal government, state and local governments also rely...
  • Iowa and Illinois among worst states to be a taxpayerWed Apr 08, 2015 |
    Illinois was ranked worst, and Iowa wasn’t far behind, when it comes to how much of your income goes to pay taxes. “The average American household pays roughly $17,000...
  • Is Your State One of the Worst for Paying Taxes?Wed Apr 08, 2015 |
    As Americans take stock of their personal finances with Tax Day looming, a new study provides a useful reminder that geography is often destiny when it comes to their...
  • Texas property taxes among the nation's highestMon Apr 06, 2015 |
    While Texas has no state income tax and no property tax on vehicles, its residents pay one of the nation's highest rates when it comes to taxes on real estate. According...
  • Bill to reinstate state income tax introduced in Alaska HouseSat Apr 04, 2015 |
    A pair of lawmakers in the Alaska House have filed legislation to reinstate an income tax. Rep. Paul Seaton, a Homer Republican, and Rep. Bryce Edgmon, a Dillingham...
  • This Map Shows How Taxes Differ By StateWed Mar 25, 2015 |
    bigger than housing, transportation, and other costs. So in addition to your federal income tax, how much your state takes from you makes a big difference for your...

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