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Estate and Gift Taxes Archive

State and Local Tax Revenue by State

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Property taxes are the primary source of tax collections at the local level, responsible for 72.2 percent of local tax revenue in fiscal year 2020 (the most recent year for which data are available). Once a significant driver of state budgets as well, their share of state collections has dropped to

State Estate Tax Rates & State Inheritance Tax Rates

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In addition to the federal estate tax, with a top rate of 40 percent, some states levy an additional state estate tax or state inheritance tax. Twelve states and the District of Columbia impose estate taxes and six impose state inheritance taxes. Maryland is the only state to impose both a state estate tax rate and

Estate, Inheritance, and Gift Taxes in Europe

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Inheritance tax dates to the Roman Empire, which collected 5 percent of inherited property to pay soldiers’ pensions. Today, the practice of inheritance tax is widespread. The majority of European countries covered in today’s map currently levy estate, inheritance, or gift taxes. These countries are Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland,

State Debt, State Revenue, and State Tax Collections

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares How do taxes in your state compare regionally and nationally? Facts and Figures, a resource we’ve provided to U.S. taxpayers and legislators since 1941, serves as a one-stop state tax data resource that compares all 50 states on over 40 measures of tax rates, collections, burdens, and more. For visualizations and further analysis of 2022 state tax

10 Tax Reforms for Economic Growth and Opportunity

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings The waning pandemic and robust economic recovery have come with many benefits—plentiful jobs and fast-growing (nominal) incomes—but also serious challenges such as high and rising inflation. Rather than pushing for more fiscal stimulus or leaving it to the Federal Reserve to handle inflation through higher interest rates, policymakers should focus on

2022 State Tax Changes Effective January 1, 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia had significant tax changes take effect on January 1, 2022 Five states (Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Oklahoma) cut individual income taxes effective January 1. The District of Columbia was the only jurisdiction to increase income taxes. Four states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, and

Aligning Kentucky’s Tax Code for Growth

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Executive Summary Overview Tax reform has been on Kentucky lawmakers’ minds for years, and while significant progress has been made recently, substantial work remains to be done. In 2018, the General Assembly made important strides in creating a more neutral, pro-growth tax structure even while generating a net increase in revenue. With its

2021 Spanish Regional Tax Competitiveness Index

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Note: Below is an excerpt of the 2021 Spanish Regional Tax Competitiveness Index (RTCI), a recent report published in collaboration with Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad. The RTCI for Spain is designed to analyze how well regions structure their tax systems, allows policymakers, businesses, and taxpayers to evaluate and measure how their regions’ tax

How Progressive is the US Tax System?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As Congress considers several tax proposals designed to raise taxes on high-income earners, it’s worth considering the distribution of the existing tax code. While the image that rich Americans pay little taxes is popular, it’s a misconception: high-income individuals already pay a large share of taxes, even when compared to their share of

Don’t Add More Temporary Tax Policies in Budget Reconciliation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As policymakers consider using the budget reconciliation process to make tax changes and enact new spending programs, they may be inclined to add to an already growing list of temporary tax provisions. New temporary tax policy should be avoided in reconciliation. Temporary policy creates uncertainty for taxpayers and scheduling more expirations will add

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