State Tax Codes As Poverty Fighting Tools


2015 Update on Four Key Anti-Poverty Tax Policies in All 50 States 

ITEP just released a new, 50-state report (State Tax Codes as Poverty Fighting Tools) that examines four specific tax policies in each of the 50 states. The report also notes that tax systems in virtually every state exacerbate poverty. In fact, when all taxes assessed by state and local governments are taken into account, every state imposes higher effective tax rates on poor families than the richest taxpayers. 


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Low Tax for Whom? Series: States that are "low tax" overall, but not for families living in poverty

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