February 26, 2016

Unauthorized immigrants pay more of their income in taxes than the wealthy

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities - Unauthorized immigrants pay a larger share of their income in state and local taxes than the nation’s top earners, and immigration reform would improve state and local finances across the country, a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows.

Unauthorized immigrants pay sales taxes when they buy goods and services; property taxes (mostly passed along through their rent); and income taxes from withholding through their paychecks — even those who don’t file income tax returns, although as many as three-quarters do.

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