Kiplinger analyzed the tax policies of all 50 states and the District of Columbia in an effort to identify the worst states for retirement when it comes to taxes. In the process, it analyzed state sales taxes, income taxes, including taxes on Social Security, property taxes, estate taxes, and inheritance taxes.

Ultimately, Kiplinger staffer David Muhlbaum wrote that the Green Mountain State came in last. Connecticut, Rhode Island, Minnesota, and Oregon followed.

"Sure, it’s pretty, but Vermont levies a 6% sales tax, property taxes skew high, and most forms of retirement income are taxed. The top income tax rate is a steep 8.95%. Vermont even started taxing soft drinks in 2015. And when you die, your estate can face a tax bite of as much as 16%."

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