ITEP Work in Action
Advocates and policymakers at the state and federal levels rely on ITEP’s analytic capabilities to inform their debates on proposed tax policy changes. In any given year, ITEP fields requests for analyses of policies in 25 or more states. ITEP also works with national partners to provide analyses of federal tax policy proposals. This section highlights reports that use ITEP analyses to make a compelling case for progressive tax reforms.
ITEP Work in Action February 16, 2023
Minnesota Budget Project: Governor Walz Releases FY 2024-25 Budget PrioritiesThe Walz administration’s recently released budget proposal names as their priorities making Minnesota the best state for children, investing in the state’s economic future, and promoting the health and safety…
ITEP Work in Action October 17, 2018
Minnesota Budget Project: Minnesota Ranks High for Tax Fairness in 50-State Study
In an era of income inequality and growing concentration of wealth, a new 50-state study released today analyzes whether state tax systems make income inequality better or worse. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) finds that nearly every state fails basic measures of fairness, but Minnesota is among a small number of states where income inequality is reduced by state tax policy.
ITEP Work in Action May 16, 2018
Minnesota Budget Project: Governor Dayton’s Proposed Supplemental Budget Makes Investments In Education, Health And Human Services, Economic Development, Saves For The Future
Governor Mark Dayton released his FY 2018-19 supplemental budget proposal today, focused on making strategic investments to support Minnesota’s economic success, prioritizing working Minnesotans in responding to the federal tax bill, and leaving some of the state’s projected surplus unspent “to cushion against risk.”
ITEP Work in Action March 28, 2018
Minnesota Budget Project: Families With Children Could Pay Higher Taxes Under Tax ConformityThe complex set of tax changes in the recent federal tax bill creates a set of challenging decisions for states like Minnesota. Because Minnesota’s state income and corporate taxes use federal tax…
ITEP Work in Action December 18, 2017
Minnesota Budget Project: 4 Reasons DACA should be restored ASAPDACA results in increased economic activity in our communities and increased tax revenues. DACA recipients in Minnesota contribute an estimated $15 million in state and local taxes annually. Read more…
ITEP Work in Action June 22, 2017
Minnesota Budget Project: DACA recipients make important tax contributions to MinnesotaMinnesota’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients pay an estimated $15 million in state and local taxes, according to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy…
ITEP Work in Action March 9, 2017
Minnesota Budget Project: Undocumented Immigrants Pay $83 Million in State Taxes, Would Pay More with Immigration Reform
Undocumented immigrants play a vital role in Minnesota’s economy and currently pay an estimated $83 million in state and local taxes, according to a new report from the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). Under immigration reform that provides a path to legal status, ITEP estimates these contributions would substantially increase.
ITEP Work in Action March 13, 2015
Minnesota Department of Revenue: 2015 Minnesota Tax Incidence Study“Given the questions raised about how Minnesota compares to other states, this section summarizes the results of a 50-state study of state and local tax incidence. That study, entitled Who…
ITEP Work in Action April 16, 2013
Minnesota Budget Project: Tax Increases Don’t Prompt High-Income Households to Move Out of StateAs Minnesotans debate an income tax increase on the highest-income households, they should do so knowing that a large and growing body of economic research makes it clear that such…