The #1 Tax Friendly State in America

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If you’re not familiar with Wyoming’s tax friendly reputation, a little research on the subject should convince you. For the sake of your valuable time, we have compiled a useful list of tax benefits below.

Wyoming consistently rates as the #1 tax friendly state in the nation for both individuals and corporations. Land ownership in Wyoming can offer significant reductions in federal income taxes through the strategic use of conservation easements while protecting the valuable resources we all cherish.

No state personal or corporate income tax

Wyoming and South Dakata are the only states that do not levy a corporate income or gross receipts tax. In addition, Wyoming is one of the 7 states that does not levy individual income tax.

Low state sales tax

4% state tax rate. The average local tax rate is 1.36% for a combined rate of 5.36%, according to the 2019 Tax Foundation report..

No tax on out-of-state retirement income

The Equality State is tax-friendly to all residents, especially retirees. There is no income tax, and sales taxes are low. Thanks to abundant revenues that the state collects from oil and mineral rights, Wyoming residents shoulder one of the lowest tax burdens in the US, according to the Tax Foundation.

You won’t pay high property taxes to own a home on the range, either. The median property tax on the state’s median home value of $199,900 is $1,223, the ninth-lowest in the U.S. Even better for seniors, those who meet income requirements are eligible for a refund of up to $900 ($800 for single filers) of property taxes, utilities and sales/use taxes.

Lower property taxes based on the assessed value
No tax on the sale of real estate
No state gift tax
No tax on individual mineral interest
State and local tax sources
  • Property: 43.2%
  • General Sales: 25.2%
  • Excise taxes (such as those on alcohol, tobacco, motor vehicles, utilities, and licenses), severance taxes and other miscellaneous taxes: 31.7%
Closely Held LLC

A Wyoming Closely Held LLC is one of the hidden gems of LLC asset protection. There are a lot of smart lawyers in Wyoming who have lobbied to insert the country’s strongest LLC asset protection laws into the Wyoming LLC. Given the lack of businesses in Wyoming outside the energy and natural resource sectors, the revenue made from Wyoming business formations is an important income stream for the state.

Dynasty trusts are permitted

Dynasty trusts are permitted to shelter assets from generation to generation.

No state capital gains tax
No state inheritance tax or estate tax
No intangible taxes on financial assets
No personal property tax on property held for personal use

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