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Connecticut has the Twenty-First Lowest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

Connecticut’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the twenty-first lowest in the nation for FY 2016 at 13.5 percent—or -6 percent below the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Connecticut collected $25.8 billion in state and local taxes—or $7,205 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an im…

Winning the 2017 HGTV Urban Oasis in Knoxville, Tennessee Will Cost You in Income Taxes

If you win the 2017 HGTV Urban Oasis you will need to be prepared for a hefty federal individual income tax bill and, depending on where you live, a state individual income tax bill—both of which I have estimated in this post.
// This year’s 2017 HGTV Urban Oasis is located on 1210 Luttrell St. in Knoxville, Tennessee (see Google map at end of post). According to the …

Alaska and Wyoming on Path to an Individual Income Tax?

In his book How Money Walks, Travis Brown analyzes the migration of money between the 50 states. His findings are compelling yet logical: since the early 1990s low-…

Winning the HGTV 2015 Dream Home in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts Will Cost You in Income Taxes

Note: Follow this link to read our tax analysis for the 2016 HGTV Dream Home on Merritt Island, Florida. This year’s HGTV 2015 Dream Home is in Martha’s Vineyard…

Winning the HGTV 2014 Urban Oasis in Atlanta, Georgia Will Cost You in Income Taxes

This year’s HGTV 2014 Urban Oasis is in Atlanta Georgia. According to the HGTV contest rules, it comes with the home and furnishings ($1,675,000), $50,000 in cash, and a…

Ohio's State and Local Individual Income Tax Will Keep Johnny Manziel in Texas

Taxes matter, especially to high-paid professional athletes. A simple move across state lines can save an athlete millions of dollars in taxes. And with the short s…

Connecticut has the Thirteenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Connecticut collected $22.8 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the …