A new report released by the Tax Foundation, a national research organization that monitors fiscal policies, has ranked Nebraska's tax climate at 34th in the nation.
In the group's report released Wednesday, Nebraska's tax
ranking was unchanged from the previous year in the State Business Tax Climate Index.
"The goal of the State Business Tax Climate Index is to start a conversation
with policymakers about how their states fare against the rest of the country,"
said Tax Foundation economist Scott Drenkard. "With this report, we're asking: ‘how well is your tax code
structured? Are businesses in your state spending too much time complying with
onerous tax provisions? Are you double taxing things you shouldn't?'"
Gov. Dave Heineman often
points to the group's rankings when advocating for lower taxes.
scored lowest in property taxes, ranking 39th nationally. The
best ranking was for unemployment taxes, taking the 8th spot.
The report's top ten ranked states were Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Florida, Washington, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah and Indiana.
lowest-ranked states were Maryland, Connecticut, Wisconsin, North
Carolina, Vermont, Rhode Island, Minnesota, California, New Jersey and