The average property tax bill in the U.S. in 2018 was about $3,500, according to Attom Data
Solutions, a real-estate data firm. But many residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California had been deducting well over
$10,000 a year. In Westchester County, N.Y., the average property-tax bill was more than $17,000, the highest in the country.
Among the people who are uprooting, many say they had long considered a change. But they saw the tax law as a reason to finally undertake the potentially difficult task of changing their state residency.
“It was another bucket of straw on the back of the camel,” said John Lee, a wealth-management executive and longtime resident of the
Sacramento, Calif., area. Mr. Lee and his wife, Tracy, moved their primary residence last winter to Incline Village, a resort community on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.
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