Most & Least Taxing States 2012

By Bloomberg BNA - 2012-04-13T16:45:59Z

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Wisconsin

Income tax: 7.75%
State sales tax: 5%
Property tax per capita: $1,573
Inheritance tax: None
Estate tax: None

Beer is integral to Wisconsin's industrial and cultural history, so the state tax on the beverage is among the nation's lowest. The cigarette tax, however, is seventh-highest in the country, at $2.52 per pack, according to the Tax Foundation. The state also features relatively high property taxes. Governor Scott Walker, facing a possible recall election in 2012, made changes to property taxes that may lower some residents' taxes.

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