Reports Using ITEP Data

Open Sky Policy Institute: 'Circuit breaker' in LB 186 provides targeted property tax reductions

January 29, 2015

Property tax “circuit breakers” like the one proposed in LB 186 are a way to provide targeted tax reductions to those whose property taxes are high in relation to their incomes. They are called “circuit breakers” because the tax credits...

Mississippi Economic Policy Center: A State Earned Income Tax Credit: A Boost for Mississippi Families

January 29, 2015

Mississippi families are struggling to make ends meet despite working hard and playing by the rules. The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) gives many of these families the boost they need to be more financially secure. Mississippi can also...

New Jersey Policy Perspective: Tax Increase to Fund Transportation Should Be Combined with Credit to Help Low-Income Families

January 26, 2015

As New Jersey policymakers close in on a deal to boost New Jersey’s transportation funding, a bold solution that raises at least $1 billion in new revenue a year through new gas taxes is essential if New Jersey wants to...

Michigan League for Public Policy: Income Tax Cuts: Financially Irresponsible and No Economic Benefits

January 26, 2015

Proposals to roll back the personal income tax in Michigan will not create jobs or grow our economy and will disproportionately benefit the wealthiest taxpayers the most. It is also fiscally irresponsible to reduce taxes when the state is facing...

North Carolina Justice Center: A Capital Loss - Eliminating taxes on capital gains would make North Carolina's tax system more unfair

January 23, 2015

Tax cut proponents in North Carolina are pushing another plan that would benefit the wealthy at the expense of everyone else, turning their sights to eliminating the state income tax on the sale of artwork, vacation homes and other high-end...

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