States With the Highest Sales Taxes
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Rent prices aren't the only thing people consider when deciding where to live. Taxes can also play a huge role in where folks settle down. In fact, nearly 600,000 people relocated for tax purposes in 2016 alone. While income tax may be a more common consideration in regards to total cost of living, sales tax is another number to keep in mind — after all, you'll see the amount on every receipt! It's also a far less complicated tax than income tax since it requires no filing or paperwork. There are five states — Alaska, Montana, Delaware, Oregon, and New Hampshire — that have no state sales taxes at all. On the other end of the spectrum, however, there are eight states with the highest combined state and local sales taxes.