We recently published a map showing how far $100 would take you in different states. For example, in states with low costs of living, like Arkansas, $100 had the same sort of purchasing power that $115 would have in an...
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Monday Map: Adjustment of State Income Tax Brackets for Inflation
Today's Monday Map touches on a lesser known, but still important, aspect of state tax policy - it shows which states index their income tax brackets for inflation.
Indexation of tax brackets is important for stable tax policy - otherwise, as nominal incomes rise, more and more taxpayers end up in higher tax brackets and pay higher rates, even if the real value of their income remains flat. The federal income tax code has had most of its parameters indexed for inflation since 1986, yet many states lag behind.
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