Most & Least Taxing States 2013

By Rebecca Helmes of Bloomberg BNA - 2013-04-19T17:41:14Z

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Top income tax rate: 6%
Sales tax: 4%
Property tax per capita: $1,096

Starting March 1, Georgia’s so-called “birthday tax” -- a tax based on the value of residents’ cars and due annually on their birthdays -- doesn't apply to those who buy new cars. Georgians won’t see the tax break until next year, because purchasers of new cars must now pay a one-time title tax upfront instead. Those who hold on to their old cars will continue to pay the birthday tax as it phases out over 10 years. The state's supposed to have a new revenue source soon -- online sales tax. Amazon and the state are still negotiating. Tax on retirement income started being phased out in 2012 and will end in 2016.