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10 Property Benefits in Wyoming: Tax Perks to Natural Beauty

Ryan O’Rourke

September 3, 2023

10 Benefits of Having Property in Wyoming

Nestled into the breathtaking landscape of the American West, Wyoming remains a hidden gem for those searching for open space, towering mountain ranges, Natural Parks, and the promise of adventure.

What's even less known is that Wyoming offers investment opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere. With no state income tax, low property taxes, and zero taxes on the sale of real estate, investors are beginning to turn their gaze westward toward Wyoming. Here are ten benefits of owning property in the Cowboy State.

Zero State Income Tax

Wyoming is one of the few states in the United States that does not impose a personal income tax, meaning more disposable income. Instead, Wyoming's revenue comes from other sources, including sales tax, property taxes, and other fees.

No Rule Against Perpetuities

Wyoming also eliminated a "rule against perpetuities" that once limited the duration of a trust. By protecting assets from creditors, lawsuits, and financial challenges that families might encounter, families can essentially preserve their wealth indefinitely.

No Gift Tax

Want to gift property to a friend or relative without paying state gift tax? You can do that in Wyoming. Unlike most states, Wyoming does not impose taxes when property, assets, or money is donated or “gifted” from one person to another.

Zero Tax on Out-of-State Income

Wyoming is unique in that it does not tax out-of-state retirement income. So if you're a Wyoming resident and receive retirement income from sources outside of the state (like a pension, 401(k), or social security benefits), you don't have to pay state income tax.

Low Property Tax

Wyoming also has relatively low property taxes. More specifically, the state’s average property tax rate is 0.55 percent, the 10th lowest in the country.

No Excise Tax

Tired of paying taxes every time you buy groceries or fill up your gas tank? Move to Wyoming—you'll never pay taxes on food or gas again.

No Mineral Tax

Many states charge property owners for owning minerals. Not Wyoming, though. If you live in the Cowboy State and have the legal rights to subsurface resources like oil, natural gas, and metals, you do not have to pay taxes on them.

Zero Tax on Real Estate Sales

Wyoming does not impose taxes on real estate sales, a significant contrast to states like New Jersey, where the real estate tax rate stands at 2.49 percent. When you apply that rate to selling an average New Jersey home ($335,000), you’re looking at a loss of $5,419. But not in Wyoming.

Natural Beauty

Tax business aside, let’s talk about Wyoming’s abundant natural beauty. Wyoming boasts stunning natural landscapes, including national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Owning property in Wyoming provides ample outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, and wildlife watching.

More Open Space & Privacy

Wyoming's low population density means that properties often come with more space. If you're looking for a quieter, more secluded lifestyle with room to spread out, owning property in Wyoming offers the freedom and tranquility you want.

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