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Old 08-01-2019, 08:14 PM   #43
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Fortunately the the Iowa income tax is very progressive and the higher rate doesnít kick in for most people. I now live in North Carolina itís 5 something % flat rate hits me much harder. It is just very hard to compare taxes from state to state.
According to the Iowa web site the rate on $50K income is right at 8%.
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Lived many years in Oak Ridge TN not far from Knoxville agree with climate compared with FL or MD. I would consider going back east of Nashville west of Knoxville but no more than 40 miles from either one.


If I had to move tomorrow I would consider Clemson SC as 1st choice. Better year round weather I'm not sure about the current tax in SC having lived in 14 states and prefer east of MS river and south of KY.
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The TN state sales tax is 7% according to state law. You may have some city or county taxes added in your area. Not everybody does. Those local taxes are limited to purchases below about $1,000 and don't apply to things like vehicle purchases.
It's a scootch more complicated than that, the local sales tax option applies to the first $1600 of single items (not entire purchase amounts) in most counties*.

There is a state single article tax of 2.75% that applies for the additional amount single items are priced between $1600-3200.

For vehicles, the first $1600 gets taxed both state and local single article. The amount from $1600 to 3200 pays state plus state single article. The amount above $3200 is taxed only for state state (7%). So, for a $100000 transaction in Nashville, $7000 state sales tax, $36 local single article, $44 state single article.

https://www.tn.gov/revenue/taxes/sal...e-article.html

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*There are a couple of counties which use a lower cap for their single item tax.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:40 PM   #46
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Anywhere in the USA?

I have been asking myself the same question, where in this great big country would I find the most accommodating place to live? Tennessee is nice but it can get hot, it can have cold, damp weather and itís not exactly close to either coast or winter sports. I suppose itís all a trade off for what a person wants, if you are looking for a home base I suppose Tn is as good as any inland area. Itís centrally located which is a plus, economically it is experiencing positive growth, Nashville is the place to be for music.

I personally have found that if itís nice weather year round there are only a few places that meet the standard of perfect year around weather, and unfortunately those areas are pretty much on the southern West Coast. Which means crowds, high prices and idiots galore. That all can be entertaining for a visit but no way as a place to live. What I have found is that pretty much any place where you can set up camp at around 6-7 thousand feet above sea level with a south western face is about perfect. Cool at night and warm during the day, 300 plus days of sun makes anyone smile.

These places exist all over this country, you just have to find them, and thatís why we are continually searching and crisscrossing this country to find that little slice of heaven on earth. Thank God for my RV!
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Been living in East TN the last 15 years after retiring from the AF. We now have our log home and land up for sale and planning on going full time. We do like it here and it has much to offer like everyone else has said. Can't go wrong with the Mountains and Lakes in ETN. Good Luck!
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This out today. Tennessee got a few spots including Johnson City in East Tennessee.
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MD to TN? Won't you miss all those toll roads and bridges? I know you'll miss Sleepy Creepy Old Uncle Joe!
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MD to TN? Won't you miss all those toll roads and bridges? I know you'll miss Sleepy Creepy Old Uncle Joe!
Sorry MD he's from DE.
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I live about 25 miles east on Knoxville. Once you get out of the city limits and Knox County property prices drop. There are still tracts of land available for a reasonable price.

I moved here 38 years ago and just built a new house so I guess I'm staying. Originally from Northern Wisconsin the winters in E TN don't bother me.

It can get hot in the summer, July & Aug will be in the low 90's.

All in all it ain't a bab place to live.
I move to Charlotte from WI 32 years ago & don't miss the winter at all.
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This out today. Tennessee got a few spots including Johnson City in East Tennessee.
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We live 20 miles south of Johnson City. Will be here Ďtil we die.
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