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Tax day 101: Are some states driving people out with high state taxes?

Seven of eight states with the biggest population outflows have high state taxes.

A tea party member participated in a tax day rally at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield last year. Illinois, which has already seen significant outmigration this past decade, also has high taxes. Its budget woes could well signal future state taxes, which its governor is already proposing.

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Among the millions of Americans paying taxes this week more than a few of them probably feel like hiring a moving van.

That's because what state they live in can have a big impact on they total tax bill. Some states, like California and New Jersey, have income taxes with top rates above 10 percent. Others charge no income tax at all.


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