10. Louisiana │ State income tax: 2% (on taxable income of less than $12,500 for single filers or $25,000 for joint filers)/6% (on taxable income of more than $50,000/single or $100,000/joint) │ Average local sales tax: 9.45% │ Gas taxes and fees: 20 cents per gallon │ Property taxes: median $750 on median home value of $148,300 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes
9. Mississippi │ State income tax: 3% (on more than $1,000 of taxable income)/5% (on more than $10,000 of taxable income). Income tax rates are being gradually reduced. By 2022, the first $5,000 of taxable income will be exempt │ Average local sales tax: 7.07% │ Gas taxes and fees: 19 cents per gallon │ Property taxes: median $841 on median home value of $105,700 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes
8. Arizona │ State income tax: 2.59% (on taxable income of less than $10,346 for single filers or $20,690 for joint filers)/4.54% (on taxable income of more than $155,159/single or $310,317/joint) Income levels are for the 2017 tax year │ Average local sales tax: 8.38% │ Gas taxes and fees: 19 cents per gallon │ Property taxes: median $1,367 on median home value of $176,900 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes
7. Delaware │ State income tax: 2.2% (on taxable income of $2,001 to $5,000)/6.6% (on taxable income of more than $60,000) │ Average local sales tax: None │ Gas taxes and fees: 23 percent per gallon │ Property taxes: median $1,274 on median home value of $233,100 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: estate tax expired at the end of 2017 │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes
6. North Dakota │ State income tax: 1.10% (on taxable income of less than $38,700 for single filers or $64,650 for joint filers)/2.90% (on taxable income of more than $424,950) │ Average local sales tax: 6.83% │ Gas taxes and fees: 23 cents per gallon │ Property taxes: median $1,729 on median home value of $164,000 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes (Photo: AP)

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5. Nevada │ State income tax: none │ Average local sales tax: 8.14% │ Gas taxes and fees: 34 cents per gallon │ Property taxes: median $1,478 on median home value of $191,600 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes
4. Florida │ State income tax: none │ Average local sales tax: 6.80% │ Gas taxes and fees: 41 cents per gallon │ Property taxes: median $1,702 on median home value of $166,800 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes (no tax on cigars)
3. South Dakota │ State income tax: none │ Average local sales tax: 6.40% │ Gas taxes and fees: 30 cents per gallon │ Property taxes: median $1,943 on median home value of $146,700 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes
2. Wyoming │ State income tax: none │ Average local sales tax: 5.39% │ Gas taxes and fees: 24 cents per gallon│ Property taxes: median $1,223 on median home value of $199,900 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes
1. Alaska │ State income tax: none │ Average local sales tax: 1.43% │ Gas taxes and fees: 15 cents per gallon │ Property taxes: median $2,956 on median home value of $250,000 │ Inheritance/estate taxes: Neither │ Sin taxes (alcohol, cigarettes): Yes (Photo: AP)

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(Related: 10 Most Tax-Friendly States: 2017)

If you or your clients applied to the IRS for an extension on a 2017 tax return, today’s the deadline.

After all the changes in federal taxes that have come down the pike over the last year, your clients (and you, for that matter) might be in the mood for some relief — and with lots of legislation still in flux, perhaps moving to a state with tax-friendly laws could be right up their alley. (But be warned that relocating to save on state taxes is harder than it looks.)

After all, if they, or you, are not sinking cash into income tax or paying so much on property taxes, that’s money that could be used to pay for other things — such as the sin tax on that beer or wine at the end of the day, or the stogie smoked at the weekly poker game. If clients are short on retirement savings, it can be particularly important to make every dollar stretch as far as possible, and if they’re thinking of relocating anyway, a state’s tax structure is one more criterion to consider.

Whether it’s a lower property tax rate, an absence of inheritance/estate taxes or whether that evening cocktail or smoke comes with a big drag attached, here’s a sampling of how taxes stack up in the 10 most tax-friendly states in the country, thanks to Kiplinger, which used data and state tax policy from a wide range of sources.

Among them are states’ tax agencies, the Tax Foundation, the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey, the American Petroleum Institute, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, HVS Convention Sports and Entertainment Consulting, and Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Check out the gallery for the 10 most tax-friendly states, according to Kiplinger.

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