May 1, 2015

Decatur Daily: Concerns raised about flat-tax bill; hearing today

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Forrister said his group asked the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a liberal non-profit, to examine Hightower’s proposal.

“They found that the only income group that would pay more on average would be the bottom 20 percent, those making less than $18,000,” Forrister said.

By contrast, the state’s highest earners — the top 1 percent — would pay an average of $4,337 less.

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