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Which states have the highest income taxes?

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In addition to paying a federal income tax, most Americans have to pay an annual state income tax. Some states have higher rates than others, with California topping the list in 2014. Other factors such as local property tax rates may influence how expensive it is to live in a particular state.

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Which states have the highest income taxes?
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The U.S. States with the Highest Personal Income Tax Rates for the Tax Year 2014

  • 1. California (13.3 percent for individuals who make more than $1 million; 12.3 percent for those who make less)

  • 2. Hawaii (11 percent)

  • 3. Oregon (9.9 percent)

  • 4. Minnesota (9.85 percent)

  • 5. Iowa (8.98 percent)

  • 6. New Jersey (8.97 percent)

  • 7. Vermont (8.95 percent)

  • 8. Washington, D.C. (8.95 percent)

  • 9. New York (8.82 percent)

  • 10. Maine (7.95 percent)

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