Utah … Steals from Old Folks … The Bad … The Ugly … The Good

Click on any state in the map below for a detailed summary of taxes on retirement income, property and purchases, as well as special tax breaks for seniors. See more maps below, including the most tax-friendly and least tax-friendly states for retirees.

State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Retirees

New Jersey Rhode Island Delaware Washington, DC Maine New Hampshire Vermont Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New York New York New Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware Washington, DC Maryland West Virginia Hawaii Alaska Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Ohio Indiana Michigan Michigan Kentucky Tennesee Florida Alabama Mississippi Illinois Wisconsin Louisiana Arkansas Missouri Iowa Oklahoma Kansas Texas Nebraska Minnesota New Mexico Colorado South Dakota North Dakota Arizona Utah Wyoming Montana Idaho Nevada California Oregon Washington

Kiplinger Tax Map

SOURCES: State tax departments, CCH and the Tax Foundation.

The Ugly = Integrity

UTAH GETS D- GRADE IN 2015 STATE INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION

      • “F” Political Financing
      • “F” Executive Accountability
      • “F” Judicial Accountability
      • “F” State Civil Service Management
      • “F” Lobbying Disclosure
      • “F” Ethics Enforcement Agencies
      • “F” State Pension Fund Management

Click “Here” for an interactive drill down into the details from the chart below. 

Utah is one of the few states that taxes Social Security benefits, for example. Still, the tax man isn’t keeping Utah’s seniors down: Even with income levels for older adults just about average for the U.S., the state has the third-lowest poverty rate in the country for people 65 and older.

 The Good = Lifestyle

    • Ranking: #10 as good places to retire.
    • Population: 2.9 million
    • Share of population 65+: 10.0%
    • Cost of living: 4% above the U.S. average
    • Average income for 65+ households: $53,211
    • Average health care costs for a retired couple: Below average at $412,641
    • Tax rating for retirees: Least Tax Friendly

Old Folks = Senior Citizens … The Bad = Taxes … The Ugly = Integrity … The Good = Lifestyle

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