New Jersey made the bottom of the list in a ranking of business-friendly state tax systems, while Wyoming ranked as the most friendly.
The Tax Foundation's 2009 State Business Tax Climate Index measures how well a state's tax system encourages investment by maintaining a broad tax base and low rates. The annual ranking takes into account corporate, individual income, sales, unemployment and property taxes. The states are scored on these taxes, and the scores are weighted based on the relative importance or impact of the tax to a business.
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