The Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy (ITEP) issued its 2015 report — Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States – today. The fifth edition of this report, which also includes findings for DC, shows the District of Columbia’s progress towards improving the fairness of the DC tax system.
In particular, the new report shows that low-income DC residents pay a smaller share of their income in taxes than similar families in every state except Delaware. And if DC policymakers implement the remaining recommendations of the D.C. Tax revision Commission, taxes on low-income families will be the lowest in the nation.