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Tax Foundation's 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index

The Tax Foundation recently released their annual ranking, the Tax Foundation’s 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index.  All states are ranked based upon a number of criteria shown in the table below.

2013 State Business Tax Climate Index Ranks and Component Tax Ranks
State

Overall Rank

Corporate Tax Rank

Individual Income Tax Rank

Sales Tax Rank

Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank

Property Tax Rank

Alabama

21

17

18

37

13

8

Alaska

4

27

1

5

28

13

Arizona

25

24

17

50

1

5

Arkansas

33

37

28

41

19

19

California

48

45

49

40

16

17

Colorado

18

20

16

44

39

9

Connecticut

40

35

31

30

31

50

Delaware

14

50

29

2

3

14

Florida

5

13

1

18

10

25

Georgia

34

9

40

13

25

30

Hawaii

37

4

41

31

30

15

Idaho

20

19

23

23

47

2

Illinois

29

47

13

34

43

44

Indiana

11

28

10

11

11

11

Iowa

42

49

33

24

34

37

Kansas

26

36

21

32

9

28

Kentucky

24

26

26

9

48

18

Louisiana

32

18

25

49

4

23

Maine

30

41

27

10

32

39

Maryland

41

15

45

8

46

40

Massachusetts

22

33

15

17

49

47

Michigan

12

7

11

7

44

31

Minnesota

45

44

44

35

40

26

Mississippi

17

11

19

28

7

29

Missouri

16

8

24

27

6

6

Montana

8

16

20

3

21

7

Nebraska

31

34

30

26

8

38

Nevada

3

1

1

42

41

16

New Hampshire

7

48

9

1

42

43

New Jersey

49

40

48

46

24

49

New Mexico

38

39

34

45

15

1

New York

50

23

50

38

45

45

North Carolina

44

29

43

47

5

36

North Dakota

28

21

35

16

17

4

Ohio

39

22

42

29

12

34

Oklahoma

35

12

36

39

2

12

Oregon

13

31

32

4

37

10

Pennsylvania

19

46

12

20

36

42

Rhode Island

46

42

37

25

50

46

South Carolina

36

10

39

21

33

21

South Dakota

2

1

1

33

35

20

Tennessee

15

14

8

43

26

41

Texas

9

38

7

36

14

32

Utah

10

5

14

22

20

3

Vermont

47

43

47

14

22

48

Virginia

27

6

38

6

38

27

Washington

6

30

1

48

18

22

West Virginia

23

25

22

19

27

24

Wisconsin

43

32

46

15

23

33

Wyoming

1

1

1

12

29

35

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