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  •  State taxes are deductible only if you itemize... (2+ / 0-)
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    freesia, richardvjohnson

    How many poor people itemize their taxes, as opposed to taking the standard deduction?  And if you're really poor, it's not like you're going to be paying a lot of income taxes that you could offset with those itemizations, anyway.

    So it proably really is as bad as it sounds.

    As an interesting side note, it's somewhat surprising that the most regressive state (Washington) is also a blue state.  I grew up in Washington and moved to Texas, and am surprised to see that Washington's tax system is apparently quite a bit more regressive than Texas (although both are bad).

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:15:42 PM PST

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