President Obama recently gave a lengthy speech on inequality, poverty, and what to do about it. He claimed inequality is increasing, which is debatable, and then offered a few populist ways to reduce it, such as raising...
- Tax Foundation State and Local Tax Burden Estimates for 2008: An In...
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.
Hearing of the Indiana Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy
November 18, 2013
Chairperson Hershman, Members of the Commission:
My name is...
This study provides an in-depth discussion of the distribution of U.S. tax and spending policies across various subgroups of the population, mainly income groups, from 2000-2012. The study finds that in calendar year 2012, governments at all...
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