Politicians in Alabama have been telling us for years that we are overtaxed and each election year say that there will be no more taxes forced on us. While that may be “good politics,” it ignores the reality that Alabamians really don’t pay that much in taxes each year. Alabama’s state and local tax collections per resident ranked lowest among the 50 states in fiscal years 2005 through 2007, and ranked second-lowest in fiscal 2008, according to a Birmingham News study.
Next to Alabama’s $2,793, the lowest state and local tax totals collected per state resident in fiscal 2009 were $2,819 in Tennessee, $2,829 in South Carolina, $2,884 in Idaho and $3,033 in Mississippi. For most states, the 2009 fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. Personally, I believe we must raise taxes at the state level in Alabama and soon. The next two budgets will be a disaster and eventually our elected representatives will have to face reality and find additional sources of revenue.
Source: Associated Press
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