Special Report

Most and Least Tax Friendly States for Business

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25. Kansas
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.08/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 5.7% (24th highest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 7.0% (20th highest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 8.7% (9th highest)

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24. Virginia
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.08/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 5.8% (21st highest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 6.0% (23rd lowest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 5.8% (10th lowest)

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23. Arizona
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.10/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 4.5% (14th lowest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 4.9% (13th lowest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 8.4% (11th highest)

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22. Oregon
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.15/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 9.9% (5th highest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 7.6% (14th highest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 0.0% (4th lowest)

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21. West Virginia
> Tax-friendliness score: 5.19/10
> Top individual income tax rate: 6.5% (17th highest)
> Top corporate income tax rate: 6.5% (23rd highest)
> State & avg. local sales tax rate: 6.5% (20th lowest)

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