January 10, 2017

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress: Arizona’s State Budget and Taxes: What Every Arizonan Needs to Know About Growing Our Economy

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When all types of state and local taxes are combined—income, sales and property—families with incomes in the bottom fifth pay nearly three times what families in the top 1 percent do—$12.50 for every $100 of income compared to $4.58 for the highest income families and $8.20 for middle income families. Sales taxes make up the largest portion of the taxes paid by those with the lowest incomes. Families with the lowest incomes in Arizona also pay more of their income in state and local taxes than do the lowest income families in California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

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