ITEP In The News

West Hartford News: Another View: Malloy's new economic reality

April 28, 2016

"According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy’s data for 2015, Connecticut residents who earned between $46,000 and $76,000 paid double the tax rate (10.7 percent) than those who earned $1.3 million or more (5.3 percent). It may be...

Sun Sentinel: Inmigrantes rompiendo un estereotipo

April 26, 2016

"Los números de identificación de contribuyentes les permite reportar salarios al IRS y pagar impuestos. Nadie sabe exactamente cuánto pagan en impuestos los inmigrantes indocumentados. El Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, un grupo de investigación con sede en Washington,...

Politico: Wyden takes aim

April 26, 2016

"WHERE OREGON AND WASHINGTON (STATE) DIVERGE: The Seattle Times has a nice primer on how differently the states of Portlandia and grunge rely on taxes. Washington, for instance, collects about four out of every five dollars from a sales tax,...

Seattle Times: Taxes like Texas: Washington's system among nation's most unfair

April 25, 2016

"A problem with relying on sales taxes is that, compared with income or property taxes, they hit the poor the hardest. “Low-income people spend most, if not all, of their income on just getting by,” said Matt Gardner, executive director...

Politifact: Fact-checking Bernie Sanders' claim that Jim Kenney's soda tax is regressive

April 25, 2016

  "Carl Davis, the research director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, told Billy Penn last month soda taxes like the one proposed by Philadelphia are "imperfect:" "The first thing you realize is that it is regressive. It’s...

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