Tag Archives: Taxes

Another Top-10 List — Worst States for Retirement

Where people retire will have economic implications on their incomes and ultimately lifestyle. Granted, family, friends and weather are also important issues. Household finances, however, will impact the economic comforts of retirees. Kiplinger has evaluated and ranked the 15 worst states in which to retire from a financial perspective. Factors included: Average Health Care Costs …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Most Friendly Tax States in the U.S. Round 2

A previous blog presented the Tax Foundation’s 2016 ranking of the Best Places To Do Business based a mix of five taxes. As previously stated, “Ratings and indices, depending on assumptions, variables and weightings, will yield differing results.” You can read the Round 1 Blog on this topic at http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/category/jones-on-real-estate/ A second look at the Most …Read more

Another Top-10 List — States With the Greatest Real Estate Taxes

Governments require revenues to be able to deliver services (both necessary and discretionary) to the populace. Income taxes (corporate and personal), franchise taxes, sales taxes, value-added taxes, excise taxes, inheritance taxes, property taxes, capital gains taxes, permit fees, licensing fees, and use fees are just some of the revenue sources. Whether a state or locale …Read more

State and Local Tax Collections and Related Employment

State and local governments literally had a head-on collision with the plunging economy during the recession and many locales were pressed just to remain solvent. Jobs were cut and services were either scaled back or eliminated. Property values declined precipitously (and property tax collections fell) Companies posted declining revenues, and in many instances losses and …Read more