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The following seven states have no individual income tax:
Two states have limited individual income tax:
New Hampshire--Only interest and dividends are taxed.
Tennessee--Only interest and dividends are taxed.
The other forty-one states have an individual income tax.
The following states have no sales tax:
Alaska (local sales taxes are additional)
The fiscal years of all states but four end on June 30:
Alabama (ends Sept. 30)
Michigan (ends Sept. 30)
New York (ends March 31)
Texas (ends Aug. 31)
Virgin Islands (ends Sept. 30)
American Samoa (ends Sept. 30)
Northern Mariana Islands (ends Sept. 30)
Posted July 2000, reviewed July 13, 2012.
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