The Impact Of State Income Taxes On Low-Income Families In 2007

Source: Jason Levitis and Andrew Nicholas, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 29, 2008

From the summary:
Poor families in many states faced substantial state income tax liability for the 2007 tax year. In 18 of the 42 states that levy income taxes, two-parent families of four with incomes below the federal poverty line were liable for income tax. In 15 states, poor single-parent families of three paid income tax in 2007. And 26 states collected taxes from families of four with incomes just above the poverty line. In 2007, the federal poverty line for a family of four was $21,203, and the line for a family of three was $16,530.

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