In our new International Tax Competitiveness Index, the United States ranks 32nd out of the 34 countries in the OECD. This puts the United States behind countries such as Spain and Italy and just in front of Portugal and...
- Weekly Map: Who Itemizes?
Weekly Map: Who Itemizes?
This week's map shows the percentage of federal tax returns in each state claiming Schedule A itemized deductions, the biggest of which are for charitable contributions, state and local taxes, and mortgage interest. Because every taxpayer is able to claim a minimum standard deduction (currently $5,950 for single filers and $12,200 for joint filers) these deductions only provide a benefit if they add up to be more; they therefore benefit mainly higher-income taxpayers, and wealthier states have a higher percentage of itemizers.
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