May 26, 2021

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress: Flat Tax Exacerbates Inequalities for Households of Color

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Arizona’s elected leaders have created a tax code that is upside down and regressive– meaning that those with low incomes pay a much higher share of their income in taxes compared to Arizona’s highest income earners. Our state’s tax code is both a product of and perpetrator of stark racial inequities. The cumulation of Arizona’s tax policies has disparate impacts on people of color and exacerbates income and wealth inequalities across the state.

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