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Explaining the Income Tax

April 07, 2011

Explaining the Income Tax

April 07, 2011

Ohio needs taxes that are fair and adequate

Ohio’s income tax is based on ability to pay, so the rate goes up as income increases. People of low income pay a lower tax rate than people of higher income because they have less money to pay for the necessities: food, shelter, clothing, transportation to work. By comparison, a flat income tax asks the poor to contribute the same share of income as the wealthy. ...

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