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Arizona’s Low-Income Families Have the Most “Skin in the Game” When it Comes to Paying State and Local Taxes

January 26, 2012

pages from skin in the game 1-25-12Arizonans with modest earnings contribute a much larger share of their income to support schools, roads and other public assets than do better-off households, according to a new CAA report. The report, called Skin In the Game, shows that even those who earn too little to owe income taxes pay proportionately more in other taxes than upper-income Arizonans. At the same time, Arizona’s tax code provides numerous ways for profitable corporations and wealthy individuals to pay less in state and local taxes.