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Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index 2018 rankings

The Tax Foundation produces an annual index to show how states' tax systems compare, ranking corporate taxes, individual income tax, sales tax, property tax and unemployment insurance tax, to help business leaders, government officials and taxpayers see how each state compares overall.Check out the foundation's 2018 list below, as ranked of July 1, 2017 (the beginning of the 2018 fiscal year.) States...

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The Tax Foundation produces an annual index to show how states' tax systems compare, ranking corporate taxes, individual income tax, sales tax, property tax and unemployment insurance tax, to help business leaders, government officials and taxpayers see how each state compares overall.

Check out the foundation's 2018 list below, as ranked of July 1, 2017 (the beginning of the 2018 fiscal year.) States are ranked from 1 (the best) to 50 (the worst).

(Note: Washington, D.C., would have ranked 47th overall, 26th in corporate tax rank, 43rd in individual tax rank, 34th in sales tax rank, 45th in property tax rank and 30th in unemployment tax rank. Their rating does not affect the rankings of other states, per the Tax Foundation.)

50.) New Jersey

Corporate Tax Rank: 42
Individual Income Tax Rank: 48
Sales Tax Rank: 46
Property Tax Rank: 50
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 36

49.) New York

Corporate Tax Rank: 7
Individual Income Tax Rank: 49
Sales Tax Rank: 43
Property Tax Rank: 47
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 30

48.) California

Corporate Tax Rank: 32
Individual Income Tax Rank: 50
Sales Tax Rank: 41
Property Tax Rank: 13
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 13

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47*.) Washington, D.C.

Corporate Tax Rank: 26
Individual Income Tax Rank: 43
Sales Tax Rank: 34
Property Tax Rank: 45
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 30
*Score and rank does not effect other states.

47.) Vermont

Corporate Tax Rank: 37
Individual Income Tax Rank: 44
Sales Tax Rank: 16
Property Tax Rank: 48
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 18

46.) Minnesota

Corporate Tax Rank: 43
Individual Income Tax Rank: 45
Sales Tax Rank: 25
Property Tax Rank: 28
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 37

45.) Ohio

Corporate Tax Rank: 47
Individual Income Tax Rank: 47
Sales Tax Rank: 30
Property Tax Rank: 11
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 8

44.) Connecticut

Corporate Tax Rank: 31
Individual Income Tax Rank: 37
Sales Tax Rank: 27
Property Tax Rank: 49
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 19

43.) Maryland

Corporate Tax Rank: 20
Individual Income Tax Rank: 46
Sales Tax Rank: 18
Property Tax Rank: 42
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 24

42.) Louisiana

Corporate Tax Rank: 40
Individual Income Tax Rank: 27
Sales Tax Rank: 50
Property Tax Rank: 30
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 4

41.) Rhode Island

Corporate Tax Rank: 30
Individual Income Tax Rank: 39
Sales Tax Rank: 22
Property Tax Rank: 43
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 23

40.) Iowa

Corporate Tax Rank: 48
Individual Income Tax Rank: 33
Sales Tax Rank: 19
Property Tax Rank: 39
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 34

39.) Arkansas

Corporate Tax Rank: 39
Individual Income Tax Rank: 30
Sales Tax Rank: 44
Property Tax Rank: 22
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 32

38.) Wisconsin

Corporate Tax Rank: 29
Individual Income Tax Rank: 43
Sales Tax Rank: 7
Property Tax Rank: 26
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 40

37.) South Carolina

Corporate Tax Rank: 15
Individual Income Tax Rank: 41
Sales Tax Rank: 32
Property Tax Rank: 24
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 29

36.) Georgia

Corporate Tax Rank: 10
Individual Income Tax Rank: 42
Sales Tax Rank: 28
Property Tax Rank: 23
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 38

35.) Alabama

Corporate Tax Rank: 22
Individual Income Tax Rank: 22
Sales Tax Rank: 49
Property Tax Rank: 12
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 11

34.) New Mexico

Corporate Tax Rank: 24
Individual Income Tax Rank: 35
Sales Tax Rank: 40
Property Tax Rank: 1
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 16

33.) Kentucky

Corporate Tax Rank: 27
Individual Income Tax Rank: 29
Sales Tax Rank: 14
Property Tax Rank: 36
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 47

32.) Oklahoma

Corporate Tax Rank: 9
Individual Income Tax Rank: 38
Sales Tax Rank: 36
Property Tax Rank: 15
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 1

31.) Virginia

Corporate Tax Rank: 6
Individual Income Tax Rank: 40
Sales Tax Rank: 10
Property Tax Rank: 31
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 41

30.) North Dakota

Corporate Tax Rank: 16
Individual Income Tax Rank: 36
Sales Tax Rank: 34
Property Tax Rank: 2
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 14

29.) Illinois

Corporate Tax Rank: 36
Individual Income Tax Rank: 16
Sales Tax Rank: 35
Property Tax Rank: 45
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 42

28.) Maine

Corporate Tax Rank: 41
Individual Income Tax Rank: 26
Sales Tax Rank: 8
Property Tax Rank: 41
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 44

27.) Hawaii

Corporate Tax Rank: 14
Individual Income Tax Rank: 31
Sales Tax Rank: 23
Property Tax Rank: 16
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 27

26.) Pennsylvania

Corporate Tax Rank: 44
Individual Income Tax Rank: 17
Sales Tax Rank: 21
Property Tax Rank: 33
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 50

25.) Nebraska

Corporate Tax Rank: 28
Individual Income Tax Rank: 24
Sales Tax Rank: 13
Property Tax Rank: 40
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 9

24.) Mississippi

Corporate Tax Rank: 11
Individual Income Tax Rank: 20
Sales Tax Rank: 38
Property Tax Rank: 35
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 5

23.) Kansas

Corporate Tax Rank: 38
Individual Income Tax Rank: 19
Sales Tax Rank: 31
Property Tax Rank: 19
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 12

22.) Massachusetts

Corporate Tax Rank: 35
Individual Income Tax Rank: 12
Sales Tax Rank: 12
Property Tax Rank: 46
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 49

21.) Arizona

Corporate Tax Rank: 13
Individual Income Tax Rank: 18
Sales Tax Rank: 47
Property Tax Rank: 6
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 15

20.) Idaho

Corporate Tax Rank: 25
Individual Income Tax Rank: 23
Sales Tax Rank: 26
Property Tax Rank: 3
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 46

19.) West Virginia

Corporate Tax Rank: 17
Individual Income Tax Rank: 25
Sales Tax Rank: 15
Property Tax Rank: 17
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 28

18.) Colorado

Corporate Tax Rank: 18
Individual Income Tax Rank: 15
Sales Tax Rank: 39
Property Tax Rank: 14
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 35

17.) Washington

Corporate Tax Rank: 46
Individual Income Tax Rank: 6
Sales Tax Rank: 48
Property Tax Rank: 27
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 17

16.) Missouri

Corporate Tax Rank: 5
Individual Income Tax Rank: 28
Sales Tax Rank: 24
Property Tax Rank: 7
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 7

15.) Delaware

Corporate Tax Rank: 50
Individual Income Tax Rank: 34
Sales Tax Rank: 1
Property Tax Rank: 20
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 3

14.) Tennessee

Corporate Tax Rank: 21
Individual Income Tax Rank: 8
Sales Tax Rank: 45
Property Tax Rank: 29
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 22

13.) Texas

Corporate Tax Rank: 49
Individual Income Tax Rank: 6
Sales Tax Rank: 37
Property Tax Rank: 37
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 26

12.) Michigan

Corporate Tax Rank: 8
Individual Income Tax Rank: 14
Sales Tax Rank: 11
Property Tax Rank: 21
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 48

11.) North Carolina

Corporate Tax Rank: 3
Individual Income Tax Rank: 13
Sales Tax Rank: 20
Property Tax Rank: 32
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 6

10.) Oregon

Corporate Tax Rank: 34
Individual Income Tax Rank: 32
Sales Tax Rank: 4
Property Tax Rank: 18
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 31

9.) Indiana

Corporate Tax Rank: 23
Individual Income Tax Rank: 10
Sales Tax Rank: 9
Property Tax Rank: 4
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 10

8.) Utah

Corporate Tax Rank: 4
Individual Income Tax Rank: 11
Sales Tax Rank: 17
Property Tax Rank: 5
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 21

7.) New Hampshire

Corporate Tax Rank: 45
Individual Income Tax Rank: 9
Sales Tax Rank: 2
Property Tax Rank: 44
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 43

6.) Montana

Corporate Tax Rank: 12
Individual Income Tax Rank: 21
Sales Tax Rank: 3
Property Tax Rank: 9
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 20

5.) Nevada

Corporate Tax Rank: 33
Individual Income Tax Rank: 1
Sales Tax Rank: 42
Property Tax Rank: 8
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 45

4.) Florida

Corporate Tax Rank: 19
Individual Income Tax Rank: 1
Sales Tax Rank: 29
Property Tax Rank: 10
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 2

3.) Alaska

Corporate Tax Rank: 26
Individual Income Tax Rank: 1
Sales Tax Rank: 5
Property Tax Rank: 38
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 25

2.) South Dakota

Corporate Tax Rank: 1
Individual Income Tax Rank: 1
Sales Tax Rank: 33
Property Tax Rank: 25
Unemployment Insurance Tax Rank: 39