Special Report

Most and Least Tax Friendly States for Business

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30. Mississippi
> Tax-friendliness score: 4.99/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 5.0% (24th lowest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 5.0% (17th lowest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 7.1% (22nd highest)

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29. Pennsylvania
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.00/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 3.1% (9th lowest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 10.0% (2nd highest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 6.3% (17th lowest)

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28. New Mexico
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.05/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 5.9% (20th highest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 5.9% (21st lowest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 7.8% (15th highest)

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27. Oklahoma
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.07/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 4.8% (16th lowest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 4.0% (9th lowest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 9.0% (6th highest)

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26. Wisconsin
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.07/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 7.7% (9th highest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 7.9% (13th highest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 5.4% (8th lowest)

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