December 21, 2017

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy: Passage of the Dream Act Would Benefit Kentucky

ITEP Work in Action

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) estimates that 6,000 (formerly) DACA-eligible Kentuckians currently contribute a total of $8.1 million in local and state taxes annually through sales and excise taxes, property taxes and income taxes. Their effective tax rate of 9.1 percent is higher than that paid by the wealthiest 1 percent of Kentuckians.

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