Tax Contributions

What Everybody Ought to Know About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes

Written by on April 5, 2016 in Economics, Tax Contributions with 1 Comment
What Everybody Ought to Know About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes

Most Americans pay taxes dutifully with the hope that they will be put to the best uses possible—and with the knowledge they will one day collect benefits from those contributions. However, undocumented immigrants who pay their taxes each year know full-well they may never actually receive many of the benefits associated with their tax contributions, like social […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Pay Billions in State and Local Taxes

Written by on February 25, 2016 in Economics, Tax Contributions with 2 Comments
Undocumented Immigrants Pay Billions in State and Local Taxes

Undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy in many ways. They fill essential jobs, they sustain U.S. businesses through their purchase of goods and services, and—contrary to popular misconceptions—they pay taxes to federal, state, and local governments. Their contributions would be even greater if they had a chance to earn legal status and didn’t have […]

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How Much Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay in State and Local Taxes?

Written by on April 21, 2015 in Economics, Tax Contributions with 9 Comments
How Much Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay in State and Local Taxes?

Undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy in many ways. They fill essential jobs, they sustain U.S. businesses through their purchase of goods and services, and they pay taxes to federal, state, and local governments. Their contributions would be even greater if they had a chance to earn legal status and didn’t have the danger […]

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Deferred Action for Undocumented Immigrants Could Add Billions in Taxes to U.S. Economy

Written by on September 5, 2014 in DACA/DAPA, Economics, Tax Contributions with 2 Comments
Deferred Action for Undocumented Immigrants Could Add Billions in Taxes to U.S. Economy

There’s no question that improving the United States’ outdated immigration system would help the economy. The Senate-passed immigration bill S. 744 would have, if enacted, reduced the federal budget deficit by approximately $1 trillion over 20 years and led to an increase in wages for U.S. workers. But House leaders failed to bring up S. 744 […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Written by on April 15, 2014 in Economics, Reform, Tax Contributions with 1 Comment
Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, are the only things in life that are certain. And despite the prevailing myth perpetrated by nativist groups, there are plenty of undocumented immigrants facing the certainty of taxes on April 15. They pay billions in state and local taxes every year that help to fund benefits they […]

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Targeting Immigrant Taxpayers as a Matter of Course

Targeting Immigrant Taxpayers as a Matter of Course

Unfortunately, there is a new fallback position for some members of Congress when it comes to finding ways to save money. That position is eliminating the Additional Child Tax Credit for immigrant taxpayers. This has been proposed in the past by other members of Congress; however, the latest iteration is in the form of an […]

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New Estimates of State and Local Taxes Paid by Undocumented Immigrants

New Estimates of State and Local Taxes Paid by Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants who live and work in the United States pay billions of dollars in taxes every year to state and local governments. Given the chance to earn legal status, they would pay even more. Those are the simple yet powerful conclusions of a new study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). […]

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Social Security Administration Says Immigration Reform Will Increase Tax Revenue, Boost Economy

Social Security Administration Says Immigration Reform Will Increase Tax Revenue, Boost Economy

Will the immigration reform bill create millions of jobs, boost GDP, and help balance the budget? A new report by the Social Security Administration says that it will, by putting undocumented immigrants on the tax rolls and allowing them to participate fully and legally in the U.S. economy.

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Immigrant Tax Contributions and the Future of the U.S. Economy

Immigrant Tax Contributions and the Future of the U.S. Economy

When it comes to the topic of immigration, Tax Day is a reminder of two important and often-overlooked points. First, immigrants pay billions in taxes every year. This is true even of unauthorized immigrants. Second, the federal government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year on immigration-enforcement measures that wouldn’t be necessary if not for […]

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