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Do You Really Want to Tax Me? Compare Corporate Income Taxes Across State Jurisdictions

November 07, 2023 (3 min read)

Corporate income taxes are levied in 44 states with rates ranging from 2.5% in North Carolina to 11.5% in New Jersey. Of the total, 11 states have top rates at or below 5%, four have rates at or above 9%, and 29 states and the District of Columbia have single-rate corporate tax systems—the others applying graduated rates. Use our State Law Comparison Tool to compare state-to-state. Using the drop-down click on the Corporate Income Tax Rates topic in the Tax practice area.

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