RQ 51: California Budget Project

“Who doesn’t pay taxes in California? In 2008, the most recent year for which data are available, 611,318 taxpayers reported incomes of $200,000 or more. However, 2,431 of these households paid no California personal income tax. The number of high income ‘no tax’ returns more than quadrupled between 1997 and 2008, rising from 579 to 2,431.”

The California Budget Project. California Teacher 65.1 (Sept-Oct. 2011): 8-9. Quote on page 9.

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