Kiplinger’s has just released its annual ranking of the 10 Most Tax-Friendly States and 10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S. along with an interactive online state-by-state Tax Map that gives users a detailed guide to various state taxes across the country. The ranking and online Tax Map compare a range of taxes—including income tax, sales tax, gas tax, and “sin” taxes on products like alcohol and tobacco—across different states.

If you would like to speak with Kiplinger’s Senior Associate Editor Sandra Block, I would be happy to arrange. Kiplinger’s 10 most and least tax-friendly states are:

Kiplinger’s 10 Most Tax-Friendly States:

1. Delaware

2. Wyoming

3. Louisiana

4. Mississippi

5. Alabama

6. Arizona

7. Nevada

8. New Mexico

9. South Carolina

10. West Virginia


Kiplinger’s 10 Least Tax-Friendly States:

1. California

2. Connecticut

3. New Jersey

4. New York

5. Hawaii

6. Rhode Island

7. Maine

8. Minnesota

9. Vermont

10. Illinois

To view the complete Tax Map, visit