January 17, 2019

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Editorial Board: How Ohio’s Tax System Puts a Heavier Burden on the Poor

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The Institute for Taxation & Economic Policy performed the analysis for Policy Matters. Consider that those Ohio families with annual incomes below $19,000 paid an average 12.3 percent of their income in state and local taxes. For those in the middle three quintiles, with incomes from $19,000 to $91,800 a year, the burden holds steady, from 10.8 percent to 10.4 percent, declining, though, as the income level climbs.

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