The median household pays more taxes in Texas than in California.
In this episode, Trishul and Aaron explore different state and local tax rates across the country. In addition to state income taxes, they look at property taxes, sales taxes, and excise taxes on goods such as on gas, alcohol, and tobacco. While income taxes are consistently progressive in the states that actually charge an income tax, most of the other taxes are regressive when compared to income. The overall impact is that taxes end up disproportionately burdening the poor, which has led to greater inequality over time.
State Income Tax Brackets
States with Highest and Lowest Taxes
New York State Tax Profile
California State Tax
Sales and Use Tax Rates
Finnish Speeding Ticket Based on Income
Taxation of Muni Bonds
Welcome to The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast where your hosts Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel go beyond traditional finance questions to help you explore how to use your money to achieve the freedom you want in life. Aaron is a Financial Planner from the Bay Area, and Trishul is a Wealth Manager on the East Coast. For more information about Aaron, check out GraystoneAdvisor.com. And for more information on Trishul check out InvestingForever.com. We thank you all for listening, and stay tuned for our latest episode on our website, MindMoneySpectrum.com.