When you earn money in the United States, the federal government requires you to report it and, generally, to pay income taxes on it. Depending on where your live, your state may also collect taxes on your income. In fact, while there are seven states that don’t charge personal income tax, the majority of them do ask for a cut of your earnings.
Of those states, there’s wide variation in the amount you may have to pay. Since this can profoundly impact how far your money goes, its helps to know how your home state stacks up. To figure that out, check out the highest income tax rates by state.