Politics Are you thinking of moving soon? Here are the best cities for taxes
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The previous few weeks have been a maelstrom of higher costs for families as both New York and the federal government weigh hefty new taxes. Facing massive budget deficits in coming years, the Empire State passed a raft of new taxes targeting the wealthy; some high-earning New York City residents will see their marginal tax rate skyrocket to over 50 percent. Meanwhile, the White House weighs on businesses and the wealthy.
The sharp increases underscore a deepening trend of residents bolting from high-tax environs like New York, Illinois, California, and Connecticut for more competitive ones. The hikes come during a time of economic tumult and an exodus caused by the pandemic. Indeed, within specific low-tax states are cities with combined diminished rates and affordable standards of living.
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To determine the cities with the lowest tax rate income and property taxes must be considered, along with other levies such as sales, vehicle, corporate, and property taxes. Adding them together reveals how much a married couple earning $100,000, with a home worth the local median value, would expect to pay during a regular calendar year. Encompassed in the estimated total tax burden is purchasing a $10,000 car and spending half their pre-tax income on sales tax-eligible goods. Included is also a figure for earnings on $50,000 in corporate income, assuming our fictional John and Jane Q run a small business.
The below figures do not count specific deductions that a family may use but round out taxation based on clear-cut figures. The desirability of each city, determined by incoming rates of migration and job prospects, is additionally taken into account alongside tax rates; there may be a lower tax rate in a tiny county, but not as much demand for new residents.
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The capital of the Lone Star State has among the highest standards of living in Texas, and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Residents benefit from no income or corporate taxes. The sales tax for the married couple above would be $4,125, their property tax would be $4,970, and their car tax would be $625.
Knoxville is a mid-level city experiencing massive growing pains. The rate of incoming residents is so great that there is . The income tax for the married couple would be zero. Their corporate tax would be $3,250, their sales tax would be $4,625, their property tax would be $1,160, and their car tax would be $780.
The greater Phoenix area was among the top growing regions of the country in the 2010s. Just outside of Phoenix proper, Scottsdale continues to grow with tax rates much lower than neighboring California. The income tax for the married couple would be $2,110, their corporate tax would be $2,450, their sales tax would be $4,025, their property tax would be $1,440, and their car tax would be $805.
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Florida's success navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing but extraordinary. Tallahassee isn't the largest city in the state, but has a key advantage as the state's capital. It also is suffering from due to its rapid growth despite the last year. Income tax: $0, corporate tax: $2,290, sales tax: $3,750, property tax: $1,850, and car tax: $675.
Idaho was 2020's winner among states Americans flocked to. Nampa, the state's third-largest city, comes with lower taxation than Boise but . Income tax: $2,110, Corporate tax: $3,460, Sales tax: $3,000, Property tax: $1,302, Car tax: $600.
Albany, New York
Most of the nation's fastest population growth is occurring in red states. However, many families are also moving within blue state borders, typically from high-tax, large meccas to low-tax, smaller metros. Albany is similar in size as Midland and doesn't come with the sky-high cost of living in New York City. Income tax: $4,590, Corporate tax: $3,250, Sales tax: $4,000, Property tax: $4,465, Car tax: $800.
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The massive wave of residents leaving high-tax jurisdictions for low-tax ones is not going to stop anytime soon. Between sharply increased taxes and the pandemic, this is a unique time for introspection. Many families already struggling will tally costs of living and come to the difficult, but logical conclusion that there is no choice but to hire a U-Haul. The stark differences in taxation are not lost on ordinary families.
However, this moment is one that blue states will likely miss, as left-wing lawmakers in these jurisdictions continue to blame weather, the federal SALT deduction, or the pandemic for their population losses. The lesson also highlights the disconnect between average families and their social betters, with the former paying the price for tax-and-spend politics or, in thousands of cases, refusing to.
Kristin Tate is a libertarian author and an analyst for Young Americans for Liberty. She is a Robert Novak journalism fellow at the Fund for American Studies. Her newest book is "The Liberal Invasion of Red State America."
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