Today is May 3, the anniversary of Europe’s first modern constitution, adopted by Poland in 1791. Here are some interesting links I came across:
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The facts on Vermont’s Tax Climate
Vermont's Individual Income Tax System
Vermont's individual income tax system consists of five brackets with a top rate of 8.95%. The top rate ranks 6th highest among states levying an individual income tax. Vermont's state and local tax collections per person were $1,057 in 2013, which ranked 21st highest nationally.
50-State Table of Individual Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State Individual Income Tax Collections
50-State Table of State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita
Vermont's Corporate Income Tax System
Vermont's corporate income tax system consists of three brackets with a top rate of 8.5%. The top rate ranks 10th highest among states levying a corporate income tax. Vermont's state and local corporate income tax collections per person were $168 in 2013 which ranked 15th highest nationally.
50-State Table of Corporate Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State and Local Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
50-State Table of State Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
Vermont Sales and Excise Taxes
Vermont levies a 6% general sales or use tax on consumers, which is above the national median of 5.95%. The average local sales tax rate is an additional 0.2%. Vermont's state and local governments collect $571 per person in general sales taxes and $1,029 per person in excise taxes, for a combined figure of $1,599, which ranks 20th highest nationally. Vermont's gasoline tax stands at 30.46 cents per gallon, 19th highest nationally, while its cigarette tax stands at $3.08, 6th highest nationally.
50-State Table of State and Local General and Selective Sales Tax Collections Per Capita
Vermont Property Tax Collections Relatively High
Vermont's state and local governments collected approximately $2,331 per person in property taxes in 2013, which ranks 5th nationally.
State and local property tax collections per capita by state
Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans have finally earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2016, Vermont taxpayers have to work until April 17th (20th earliest nationally) to pay their total tax bill.
Vermont's 2012 tax burden of 10.3% ranks 11th highest in the nation, and is above the national average of 9.9%. Vermont's taxpayers pay $4,557 per capita in state and local taxes.
Vermont's State-Local Tax Burden, 1977-Present
Other States' State/Local Tax Burdens
Map of U.S. Showing all State's Burdens and Ranks
Historical Chart Comparing All States' State/Local Tax Burdens from 1977 to 2009
Vermont ranks 46th on the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes (44th), individual income taxes (44th), sales taxes (15th), unemployment insurance taxes (17th), and taxes on property (48th), including residential and commercial property.
State Business Tax Climate Index (full study)
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