Research Report State Tax Systems Can Be Important Part of Safety Net
Elaine Maag
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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 Institutes recently released Net Income Change Calculator (http://nicc.urban.org). In twelve states, state taxes account for over 10 percent of total support and in others, state income taxes provide no support.
Research Areas Social safety net Taxes and budgets
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs State programs, budgets State and local tax issues Individual taxes
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center