Best States for Remote Work

Can you work from anywhere? Use this map to figure out which state is the best option.

 

 

Rank State State Income Tax Corporate Income Tax Sales Tax* Property Tax** Notes
1 Alaska 0% 0% to 9.4% 1.43% 1.19%
2 Wyoming 0% 0% 5.36% 0.61%
3 South Dakota 0% 0% 6.4% 1.32%
4 Florida 0% 5.5% 7.05% 0.98%
5 Tennessee 0% 6.5% 9.47% 0.74%
6 Nevada 0% Gross receipts tax 8.14% 0.69%
7 Texas 0% Gross receipts tax 8.19% 1.83%
8 Washington 0% Gross receipts tax 9.17% 1.03%
9 North Dakota 1.1% to 2.9% 1.41% to 4.31% 6.85% 1.01%
10 Delaware 1% to 5.75% 8.7% 0% 0.56%
48 Hawaii 1.4% to 11% 4.4% to 6.4% 4.41% 0.27%
49 New Jersey 1.4% to 10.75% 6.5% to 11.5% 6.6% 2.44% Warning: The New Jersey legislature is considering a similar bill to California’s AB5 law. This will likely have similar impacts as seen in California.
50 California 1% to 13.3% 8.84% 8.56% 0.77% Warning: Restrictive AB5 law governing independent contractor work has led to many companies refusing to work remotely with California-based contractors and local positions being eliminated.
Not Ranked Alabama 2% to 5% 6.5% 9.14% 0.42%
Not Ranked Arizona 2.59% to 4.54% 4.9% 8.37% 0.72%
Not Ranked Arkansas 0.9% to 6.9% 1% to 6.5% 9.43% 0.63%
Not Ranked Colorado 4.63% 4.63% 7.63% 0.55%
Not Ranked Connecticut 3% to 6.99% 7.5% 6.35% 2.07%
Not Ranked Georgia 1% to 5.75% 5.75% 7.29% 0.91%
Not Ranked Idaho 1.12% to 6.92% 6.925% 6.03% 0.75%
Not Ranked Illinois 4.95% 9.5% 8.74% 2.31%
Not Ranked Indiana 3.23% 5.75% 7% 0.87%
Not Ranked Iowa 0.33% to 8.53% 6% to 12% 6.82% 1.53%
Not Ranked Kansas 3.1% to 5.7% 4% to 7% 8.67% 1.4%
Not Ranked Kentucky 5% 5% 6% 0.86%
Not Ranked Louisiana 2% to 6% 4% to 8% 9.45% 0.52%
Not Ranked Maine 5.8% to 7.15% 3.5% to 8.93% 5.5% 1.35%
Not Ranked Maryland 2% to 5.75% 8.25% 6% 1.1%
Not Ranked Massachusetts 5.05% 8% 6.25% 1.22%
Not Ranked Michigan 4.25% 6% 6% 1.64%
Not Ranked Minnesota 5.35% to 9.85% 9.8% 7.43% 1.15%
Not Ranked Mississippi 3% to 5% 3% to 5% 7.07% 0.8%
Not Ranked Missouri 1.5% to 5.4% 6.25% 8.13% 0.99%
Not Ranked Montana 1% to 6.9% 6.75% 0% 0.84%
Not Ranked Nebraska 2.46% to 6.84% 5.58% to 7.81% 6.85% 1.8%
Not Ranked New Mexico 1.7% to 4.9% 4.8% to 5.9% 7.82% 0.78%
Not Ranked New York 4% to 8.82% 6.5% 8.49% 1.68%
Not Ranked North Carolina 5.25% 2.5% 6.97% 0.86%
Not Ranked Ohio 0% to 4.9% Gross receipts tax 7.17% 1.57%
Not Ranked Oklahoma 0.5% to 5% 6% 8.92% 0.9%
Not Ranked Oregon 5% to 9.9% 6.6% to 7.6% 0% 1.04%
Not Ranked Pennsylvania 3.07% 9.99% 6.34% 1.58%
Not Ranked Rhode Island 3.75% to 5.99% 7% 7% 1.66%
Not Ranked South Carolina 0% to 7% 5% 7.43% 0.57%
Not Ranked Utah 4.95% 4.95% 6.94% 0.66%
Not Ranked Vermont 3.35% to 8.75% 6% to 8.5% 6.18% 1.83%
Not Ranked Virginia 2% to 5.75% 6% 5.65% 0.8%
Not Ranked Washington, D.C. 4% to 8.95% 8.25% 6% 0.55%
Not Ranked West Virginia 3% to 7.65% 6.5% 6.39% 0.59%
Not Ranked Wisconsin 4% to 7.65% 7.9% 5.44% 1.94%

* Average rate with local sales tax included from Tax Foundation.

** Effective tax rate from Wallet Hub.

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