February 28, 2015

Maryland Center on Economic Policy: Maryland’s Poor Taxed More Than Rich; Communities of Color Feel Biggest Pinch

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The state’s highest income households pay the lowest percentage of their yearly earnings in state and local taxes compared to middle-class and low-income households. Residents struggling the most to make ends meet — Maryland’s poor and minorities — also are being taxed to a greater extent than the wealthiest. This unfortunate reality reinforces both economic and racial inequalities in Maryland and policymakers should correct it. All Marylander’s should pay their fair share to support our schools, public safety and other services we all benefit from.

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