Visualizing Unequal State Tax Burdens Across America

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Visualizing Unequal State Tax Burdens Across America

Visualizing Unequal State Tax Burdens Across America

Data shows that low and middle-income families pay a much greater share of their income towards state and local taxes than wealthy families.

This visualization uses data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) to map the effective tax rates—or taxes paid as a share of family income—across income groups at the state and local level.


First published: January 23, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP)

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