If you're an upper-middle income earner or higher, your state of residence can make a big difference in the taxes you pay—not just in terms of total paid, but the complexity of those taxes as well.
But which states have the "worst" taxes? And how exactly is such a thing determined, anyway? The Fiscal Times looked at an October 2013 index compiled by the Tax Foundation and gave its breakdown.
—By Beth Braverman, The Fiscal Times.