Report says Arizona has one of the most regressive tax systems

taxesBy Matthew Hendley | Phoenix New Times

Arizonans on the lower end of the income scale are paying a significantly higher portion of their incomes in taxes than wealthier Arizonans.

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a non-profit research organization, released a report showing the nation’s poorest taxpayers have an effective tax rate that’s double that of the richest Americans. In Arizona, the lowest-income residents pay nearly three times as much of their income as the biggest income-earners in the state.

No state is immune to regressive taxation, but Arizona’s divide is among the worst.

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