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  • Payroll Tax in Response to Federal Tax Changes

    This policy briefing introduces and examines how the State of Connecticut can replace a portion of the state income tax with a payroll tax on all W-2 wages to mitigate the negative impacts of federal tax changes on Connecticut taxpayers, and potentially yield more state revenue while reducing the federal tax liabilities of Connecticut residents.

  • VISUALIZATION: State and Local Tax Revenues by Type and as a Percentage of Total State Personal Income, FY 2015

    This visualization displays and compares state and local tax revenues by state and by type of state and/or local tax. The visualization also allows users to compare tax revenues between states as per capita amounts or as percentages of a state's total personal income.

  • Introduction to Features of Property Tax Systems

    This report provides an overview of the basic features and structures found in property tax systems across the United States. Additionally, the report summarizes and analyzes the property tax systems of Connecticut and several of its regional peer states (Vermont, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Pennsylvania). Each state overview offers a summary of specific components of the respective state’s property tax system, including taxing authorities, property assessment, taxation rates, and tax exemptions and/or relief programs.