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State tax systems can be important part of safety net

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Monday, July 2, 2012 - 15:47
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Maag, Elaine
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Taxes and transfers at the state and federal level can have a large impact on the well-being of low-income families. How large a role states play varies, as demonstrated by the Urban Institute’s recently released Net Income Change Calculator ( In twelve states, state taxes account for over 10 percent of total support and in others, state income taxes provide no support.(author abstract)

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