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...
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Tax Foundation State and Local Tax Burden Estimates for 2008: An In-Depth Analysis and Methodological Overview
Working Paper No. 4
Each year the Tax Foundation releases state-local tax burdens for the residents of each state. The burdens are effective tax rates calculated by totaling state-local level taxes paid by taxpayers in each state, then dividing by their income. The burdens also reflect the economic incidence of taxes that are commonly shifted to out-of-state taxpayers. This paper will discuss how that analysis is conducted.
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