Undocumented Immigrants Pay $11.6 billion in State and Local Taxes

23 February 2016 Written by  

Undocumented immigrants contribute more than $11.6 billion to state and local coffers each year, including $67 million in Utah, according to a new study released today by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP): Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions. This report helps to dispel the myth that undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes. In fact, undocumented immigrants pay millions to state coffers. The report found that in Utah, undocumented immigrants contribute $12 million in personal income taxes, $16 million in property taxes, and $39 million in sales and excise taxes.
To view the full report and find state-specific data, go to www.itep.org/immigration/.

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