States compete for jobs and wealth creators. When New York State went after those making over $250,000 per year, falsely calling it a millionaires tax, several high profile businessmen, such as Rush Limbaugh changed their residence to Florida, a state with no income tax. Further, the last few censuses have show a general trend for people to leave the northeast and west coast, moving toward the center and south of the country. This isn’t a coincidence.

If your  job allows you the the choice of where to live and family was not a deciding factor, where would you live?

state income tax map

Note: Click to enlarge.

Map created by The Tax Foundation.