State and local governments depend on many different types of taxes, one of which is known as an excise tax. Like general sales taxes, excise taxes are paid on the purchase of an item. But unlike sales taxes, excise...
- Fraction of Each Quintile's Total Tax Burden Account...
Fraction of Each Quintile's Total Tax Burden Accounted for by Each Type of Tax, Calendar Year 2004
Note: This table measures the economic incidence of taxes rather than the legal incidence. For a more detailed explanation, see "Who Pays Taxes and Who Receives Government Spending? An Analysis of Federal, State and Local Tax and Spending Distributions, 1991-2004," Tax Foundation Working Paper, No. 1, March 2007, available at http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/wp1.pdf.
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