Tag: ‘Karen Smith Conway’

States Want To Cut Taxes Even More on Pensions. Bad Ideas Never Die.

By :: March 4th, 2015

The siren song of retirement income free of state taxes continues to seduce politicians. No matter that there is little evidence that high taxes on pension income drive away seniors, or that few older people move from one state to another for any reason at all. No matter that tax-free retirement income benefits the rich […]

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Should States Use Tax Breaks to Woo Seniors?

By :: February 9th, 2012

We’ve all seen the articles in Forbes, Kiplingers, or U.S. News trumpeting the best states to live in retirement. A key measure for them all: Low taxes. What you may not know is that states actively compete with one another to provide tax breaks to older residents—especially to wealthy seniors. This competiton is similar to the way […]

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