President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposes to increase taxes on individuals by over $820 billion and on businesses by about $500 billion, for a total of over $1.3 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years....
- Monday Map: State Tax Collections Per Capita
Monday Map: State Tax Collections Per Capita
Today's Monday Map shows state tax collections per capita. Collections figures differ from the burdens numbers used to calculate Tax Freedom Day by state in that they reflect the amount collected by each state government from everyone, instead of (as with state by state Tax Freedom day figures) the amount paid by each state's residents to all state governments. For example, Alaska has a low tax burden but high tax collections, because a lot of its revenue comes from the state's taxes on gas and fuels, paid mostly by nonresidents.
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