ITEP In The News

Pekin Daily Times: Illinois Taxes Hit Vulnerable the Hardest

March 6, 2015

Illinois has the fifth most regressive tax system in the country, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. That means low-income and middle-class people are hit the hardest. “The problem with our state tax systems is that we...

The Florida Times Union: Good Idea to Lower Cell Phone Taxes

March 4, 2015

As Florida TaxWatch reports, “The high rate makes the tax punitive and distortionary, and makes the state less competitive than other states, particularly in terms of reducing investment in broadband network infrastructure.” Meanwhile, the poor in Florida bear some of...

The Memphis Daily News: Eliminating Hall Income Tax Raises New Problems

March 4, 2015

While Tennessee depends primarily on sales taxes for state revenue, the Hall tax was projected to bring $260 million into state coffers in fiscal 2014, about $98 million of which would go back to the local governments where those taxpayers...

The Boston Globe: Wide Support for Lifting Earned Income Credit

March 4, 2015

Eldridge’s proposal would cost the state $372 million a year in tax revenue, up from $112 million currently, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a Washington research organization. Baker and Tarr’s proposal would increase its annual cost...

Orlando Sentinel: Affordable Housing Bears Higher Tax Burden

March 4, 2015

However, heavy reliance on property taxes and lack of an income tax were among the reasons a January report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ranked Florida as one of the nation's most regressive tax states. Only Washington...

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