Best States for Low Taxes: 50 States Ranked for Taxes, 2018
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    2018 is the first year of the new tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It will reduce federal taxes for millions of taxpayers, with the average family saving more than $1,000 in 2018. But state taxes are another story -- 50 stories, in fact.

    All states tie their tax structure to federal law, borrowing definitions of income, deductions, and exemptions -- but to varying degrees. And even though the federal overhaul lowered tax rates, increased the child tax credit and doubled the standard...


  • B&H Photo Kicks Off Pre-Orders for New Apple Devices, Offering Tax-Free Purchases in Some States

    Pre-orders for the 2018 MacBook Air and iPad Pro have kicked off on Apple.com, and because the devices are brand new, we won't see discounted prices on them for a while. Still, third-party retailers like B&H Photo offer the chance to save a bit of money at the onset of your new Apple purchase, depending on the state you live in.

    According to B&H Photo's guidelines, the retailer currently collects sales taxes in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan,...


  • Election Day 2018: 18 States With Tax Proposals on the Ballot

    Ballot initiatives are one of the purest forms of democracy. Citizens vote directly on matters important to them, bypassing the normal (and often messy) lawmaking process.

    On November 6, voters in 18 states will have their say on a wide variety of proposed tax law changes. Will Colorado ditch its flat income tax rate? Do Washington voters want a carbon tax? Will feminine hygiene products be taxed in Nevada? A resident's overall state tax bill could go up or down by hundreds, maybe even...