Report: La.'s poorest pay more than 10% of income in state, local taxes
A national survey of state and local tax codes by Washington think tank the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) shows that Louisiana's poorest residents pay the highest levels of state and local taxes as a percent of income ? nearly twice the relative burden on the state's highest earners ? due in large part to combined local and state sales taxes.
The ITEP study comes as the state's political leaders ponder a major tax code.? [ Read more ]
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