12:13pm

Thu November 5, 2009
WVAS Local

Poverty-stricken Ala. families face tax burden

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A new national study shows Alabama
levies more income tax on families living in poverty than any other
state.
The study released Wednesday by the Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities in Washington shows Alabama has the lowest threshold for
levying income taxes on a family of three and the next-to-lowest
for a family of four.
The study said the level where a single-parent family of three
starts paying Alabama's income tax is $9,800, which is the lowest
threshold in the country.
A family of three earning at the federal poverty level of
$17,165 will pay $333 in Alabama, which is the highest tax rate in
the country.
The study said an Alabama family of four earning at the federal
poverty line of $22,017 will pay $483, which is the highest tax
rate in the country.