No. 9: Minnesota
--Minnesota was the third worst pro-business statethe statistics are clear. Minnesota is a tough place for retirees.
Not only does it have a high cost of living; the weather is among the coldest in the nation. And the Tax Foundation estimates that state and local taxes amount to 10.8 percent of income, which includes sales, property and other taxes -- the seventh highest in the country.http://finance.yahoo.c om/news/10-worst-states-for-re tirement-153214340.html
--The 10 Worst States in the U.S. for Taxesonly two states ranked lower than Minnesota in pro-business: Hawaii and Pennsylvaniahttp://www.kbew98c ountry.com/Study-Ranks-Minneso ta-Third-Worst-Pro-Business-St a/16170930
Number 6: MN
Minnesota's ranking takes a beating for its corporate tax rate, which is among the highest in the nation at 9.8 percent and is ranked 44th out of 50 states. Minnesota is also 44th in individual income taxes, 40th in unemployment insurance taxes and 35th in sales taxes. Minnesota not only has an Alternative Minimum Tax on individual incomes, but also has an AMT on corporations.
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