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View Poll Results: Which of the wealthiest states would you live in?
Maryland 20 9.95%
New Jersey 31 15.42%
Connecticut 10 4.98%
Alaska 9 4.48%
Hawaii 11 5.47%
Massachusetts 25 12.44%
New Hampshire 8 3.98%
Virginia 19 9.45%
California 44 21.89%
Washington 24 11.94%
Voters: 201. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-04-2009, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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There are 4 or 5 states without a state income tax but I've never heard of a state without a sales tax. Man NH is a rich person's dream. I guess the quality of life is pretty high if you have real low taxes and Manchester, NH is close enough to Boston to commute.
This lists all states with no sales tax:

State income tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: H-town!
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How is it obvious when its not even true?


The top 10 whitest states are:

1. Maine
2. Vermont
3. West Virginia
4. New Hampshire
5. Iowa
6. North Dakota
7. Montana
8. Kentucky
9. Wyoming
10. Idaho

The Top 10 Wealthiest States Are:

1. Maryland
2. New Jersey
3. Connecticut
4. Alaska
5. Hawaii
6. Massachusetts
7. New Hampshire
8. Virginia
9. California
10. Washington

I'd provide a link, but since you like to pull facts out of your ass I'll leave you the task of looking it up yourself.
Assuming this is accurate the only state common between the two lists is NH.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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This lists all states with no sales tax:

State income tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That's income tax here's sales tax: Sales taxes in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: H-town!
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This lists all states with no sales tax:

State income tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This link actually lists the states without a state income tax. I was talking about the state sales tax or retail tax.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: H-town!
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There are 5 states without a sales tax.

NH
DE
NM
AK
MT
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Boston
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There is also great variation on the extent to which sale taxes are collected. Some states tax everything, others do not tax food or clothing, or will only tax purchases in excess of a certain dollar amount. It is very difficult to asses relative tax burdens between states.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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There is also great variation on the extent to which sale taxes are collected. Some states tax everything, others do not tax food or clothing, or will only tax purchases in excess of a certain dollar amount. It is very difficult to asses relative tax burdens between states.
...and others like NJ, have "tax-free zones."
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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I'd pick Massachusetts because I already did and love it here. Second would be New Hampshire. I haven't been there yet, but I've heard it's even more beautiful than Massachusetts and a tad less expensive.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: H-town!
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There is also great variation on the extent to which sale taxes are collected. Some states tax everything, others do not tax food or clothing, or will only tax purchases in excess of a certain dollar amount. It is very difficult to asses relative tax burdens between states.
Yeah so it's real hard to pick a state because the taxes are low. If you want a low tax state you would need to do a lot of research first.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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I'd pick Massachusetts because I already did and love it here. Second would be New Hampshire. I haven't been there yet, but I've heard it's even more beautiful than Massachusetts and a tad less expensive.
I've been to all 6 New England states. Northern New England (VT, NH and ME) is a lot prettier than southern New England (MA, CT and RI). I liked NH and ME the best as far as natural beauty goes. I also went in October when the fall color was very good. Vermont is great for maple syrup. I actually went to one of the farms where they make maple syrup.
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