Civic Contributions: Taxes Paid by Immigrants in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area

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Civic Contributions: Taxes Paid by Immigrants in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area

Abstract

This report provides estimates on federal, state and local taxes paid by immigrant households in the Washington DC metropolitan region in 1999-2000. The regions almost 1 million immigrant households comprised 21 percent of all households and had $29.5 billion in income, or 19 percent of the income of all households. Immigrant households paid $9.8 billion or 18 percent of the regions total taxes, even though they had lower incomes on average than non-immigrant households ($78,000 versus $88,000). They contributed almost a quarter of the local taxes collected in the regions two largest jurisdictions: Montgomery County, MD, and Fairfax County, VA.

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