Inversions have been in the news consistently this summer as multiple companies have looked for legal paths away from the U.S. corporate tax system. Burger King became the latest corporation to add to the list after they...
Today's Weekly Map looks at state income tax collections per capita, for calendar year 2011. New York State, with its high marginal tax rates and wealthy tax base, collected the most - an average of $1,864 per resident. At the bottom of the list are seven states with no state income tax - Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Arizona collected the least income tax per capita ($444) of states that levied an income tax on wage income.
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Matt Yglesias at Vox today argues that migration out of “blue states” is caused by high housing prices, not taxes, and high housing prices are essentially a function of bad zoning laws in “blue” cities. Yglesias...