Life Is Not Fair – Neither Is Every State Tax System
Life Is Not Fair – Neither Is Every State Tax System
We all know that life isn’t fair, and that means that many specific aspects of life aren’t fair either. Of course, according to most people taxes always fall into the unfair category as well. So just how fair or unfair are your taxes?
No, this isn’t another argument about the rich not paying enough taxes. This actually has to do with the state you live in. That’s because according to a recent survey by Wallet Hub, the country’s fairest and least fair states when it comes to taxes have been identified. This is not just about who pays the most and least taxes either.
To create their rankings, Wallet Hub asked Americans all over the country what they thought was fair and unfair about their local tax systems, including income tax, property tax, sales tax and refundable tax credits. Then, Wallet Hub compared the responses to how close they matched the different locations’ actual tax systems.
Based on the information they received, most Americas think that those with higher incomes should be taxed more, while those with less income should be taxed less. However, although most Americans believe states should follow a progressive tax system, essentially every state follows a regressive tax system.
The top five least fair states, meaning states in which the poor are the most overtaxed are:
The top five fairest states are:
- South Carolina
So there you have it. If you live in Washington then it looks like you can safely claim that your taxes aren’t fair. At GROCO we think that everyone should be treated fairly on his or her taxes. So contact us if you need help making the most out of your tax situation.
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