October 1, 2003

Facts & Figures on Government Finance, 37th Edition

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Hardback $65.00 (FedEx Ground included); Paperback $45.00 (FedEx Ground included) Facts and Figures on Government Finance is the Tax Foundation’s unique one-volume resource on government taxing and spending.

Facts and Figures on Government Finance answers every question on the income tax and thousands more:

• Which states might tax me the least? • How much of the nation’s earnings is collected in taxes? • How much income tax do wealthy Americans pay? • Which states get the most in federal spending?

Published regularly since 1941, Facts and Figures on Government Finance brings together data on public finance at all levels of government, with comparisons of taxing and spending levels spanning a half century.

Often more useful than several more specialized volumes, Facts and Figures combines material from numerous sources – including out-of-print government documents and private sources. For state and local finance, it fills the gap left by the discontinuation of the Census Bureau’s Government Finance series.

A tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities.