2018’s States Affected by Tax Reform

While the changes to the tax law won’t affect most Americans’ 2018 filings for the 2017 fiscal year, 2019 will be a much different story. Citizens of certain states will benefit more than others, too. In order to find out where taxpayers will get the best breaks, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on the state-specific average tax change for low, middle and high-income families. Below you’ll find the full ranking, insight from a panel of experts and a full description of our methodology.

 

Overall States Most Affected by Tax Reform

Overall Rank* State ‘Low-Income Families’ Rank ‘Middle-Income Families’ Rank ‘High-Income Families’ Rank
1 Alaska 44 1 8
2 Alabama 47 15 1
3 Tennessee 22 14 2
4 District of Columbia 1 20 18
5 Nevada 37 2 7
6 Arkansas 8 7 4
7 Ohio 43 9 5
8 Texas 4 17 13
9 Delaware 14 4 20
10 South Dakota 30 13 12
11 New Mexico 25 3 24
12 Oklahoma 39 19 6
13 Wyoming 50 39 3
14 Washington 20 6 25
15 Kansas 42 8 17
16 Nebraska 3 24 27
17 Hawaii 27 10 26
18 Illinois 7 18 28
19 New Hampshire 12 21 22
20 North Dakota 23 44 10
21 Florida 36 34 9
22 Indiana 35 22 16
23 Colorado 19 29 21
24 North Carolina 29 16 31
25 Idaho 33 33 15
26 Utah 31 12 37
27 Louisiana 26 41 14
28 California 5 5 48
29 Montana 49 36 11
30 Vermont 51 23 19
31 Minnesota 9 37 34
32 Rhode Island 6 42 33
33 South Carolina 11 31 36
34 Iowa 13 26 38
35 Michigan 24 35 32
36 Missouri 21 40 29
37 Wisconsin 28 27 40
38 Kentucky 17 32 42
39 Massachusetts 34 11 43
40 Maine 38 47 23
41 Georgia 18 46 35
42 Pennsylvania 48 38 30
43 Oregon 45 28 39
44 Virginia 40 30 41
45 Mississippi 16 45 47
46 Arizona 2 51 51
47 New Jersey 15 25 49
48 Maryland 10 48 46
49 New York 32 43 50
50 Connecticut 41 49 45
51 West Virginia 46 50 44

*1 = Benefiting the most

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