The Tax Foundation again ranked Connecticut’s business tax climate as among the worst in the nation, including the second-worst rating on property taxes.
Connecticut rose one slot from 43 to 42 in the 2014 ranking released Wednesday. Two years ago the state ranked 41, still in the bottom 10.
The foundation ranks states on five different tax categories to determine their overall rank. Connecticut fares best on unemployment taxes at 23, although that barely puts the state in the top half.
The state’s rank for sales (32), personal income (33) and corporate taxes (35) are in the same below-average range.
On property taxes, the state ranks 49, beating only New Jersey.
Other rankings give Connecticut good rankings on taxation because they only count taxes paid directly by corporations.