At one time or another, pretty much everyone approaching retirement or early in retirement thinks about spending their golden years in a new location – often in a different state. Some retirees want to be closer to family, while others are just looking for warmer weather and more sunshine. But whatever reason you may have for moving from one state to another, make sure you check out the tax situation in any potential new location before packing your bags. That’s because the overall tax burden can vary widely from one state to another. In many cases, we’re talking about thousands of dollars between State A and State B (and don’t forget about local taxes, too).
To help with your pre-move research, click on any state in the map below for a detailed summary of state and local taxes on retirement income, real property, every-day purchases, and more. We’ll also point you to special state tax breaks for seniors.