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High marginal tax rates can make moving above poverty very difficult for low-income families. These high tax rates result from increasing direct taxes and decreasing transfer payments. A single parent with two children who increases her wages from poverty-level to 150 percent of poverty-level...

December 19, 2012
Elaine MaagC. Eugene SteuerleCaleb QuakenbushRitadhi Chakravarti
Research report

The current economic downturn has resulted in a sharp decline in state tax revenues. Forty-six states faced budget shortfalls when passing their fiscal year (FY) 2011 budgets, and 17 states reported shortfalls of more than 20 percent. According to the National Association of State Budget...

December 10, 2010
Kim S. RuebenRitadhi Chakravarti