States where the overall tax burden is low and there is no income tax unless noted…no estate tax…and no tax on Social ­Security benefits…

Alaska municipal sales taxes average less than 2%. The gas tax is the lowest in the country, and permanent residents receive an annual stipend, recently $1,600, from the state’s oil revenues. Property taxes can be significant—they average about $1,200 per $100,000 in assessed value—but the first $150,000 of assessed value is exempt for home owners age 65 and up.

Delaware income tax rates range from 2.2% to 6.6%. It has no sales taxes and very low property taxes—around $600 per $100,000 of assessed value, on average. 

Florida property taxes average about $1,000 per $100,000 in assessed value. Sales taxes are 6% to 8.5%. 

Nevada has low property taxes—­averaging $700 per $100,000 in assessed value. Sales taxes are 6.85% to 8.27%. 

Tennessee taxes dividends and interest, but that’s just 1% in 2020 and this tax will disappear in 2021. Property taxes average less than $750 per $100,000 of assessed value. Sales taxes are 7% to 9.75%.

Texas sales taxes are 6.25% to 8.25%. And property taxes are nearly $2,000 per $100,000 assessed value.

Wyoming sales taxes are just 4% to 6%. Property taxes average a little over $600 per $100,000.

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