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Kiplinger ranks California ‘least tax-friendly’ state in the nation

California ranks as the nation’s least tax-friendly state on Kiplinger’s 2015 list evaluating all 50 states.

The 2015 report noted: “The Golden State is home to movie stars, beautiful beaches and the highest rates in the U.S. … The statewide sales tax is the country’s highest, too, and even property taxes are above average.”

The Golden State ranked just below Connecticut and New Jersey in the annual rankings.

Delaware, which has no sales tax and relatively low property taxes, was ranked as the most tax-friendly state. Nevada, which has no state income tax, was ranked ninth.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover