Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Study: Undocumented immigrants paid $292M in state, local taxes in 2010

Undocumented workers pay taxes just like the rest of us. And they have no hope of getting the benefits of Medicare or Social Security when they are older.   - - Donna Poisl

By Mike Faulk, Yakima Herald-Republic

 YAKIMA — Undocumented immigrants paid $292 million in state and local taxes in Washington in 2010, according to a new study.

Released this week by the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the study ranks the state 10th in the nation for most taxes paid by undocumented immigrants that year. Nationwide in 2010, the study says undocumented immigrants paid $10.6 billion in state and local taxes.

“Like other people living and working in the United States, undocumented immigrants currently contribute a significant share of their income to state and local taxes,” the Washington, D.C.-based institute wrote in the report.
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