April 21, 2015

The Commonwealth Institute: Math that Works for All of Us

ITEP Work in Action

All told, undocumented Virginians currently pay $240.4 million a year in taxes to Virginia and its localities. That’s a 6.5 percent effective tax rate for the typical undocumented immigrant household. By comparison, the highest-income 1 percent of Virginia households pay an effective tax rate of just 5.1 percent. But the amount of taxes that could be collected would be even higher if more immigrants were protected from deportation.

Read the full report here.