Considering the fiscal contributions of immigrant households in the United States is the latest article to be featured in the IIR Blog. Studied and written by graduate research, Joshua Tuttle, this study examines Current Population Survey data to estimate the total value of state and federal income tax (less credits) that immigrant households contributed in 2012. It was found that these households contributed an estimated $106 billion in state and federal taxes. The IIR also estimated the value of social assistance benefits that immigrant households received in 2012, which amounted to approximately $45.8 billion. You can also read the entire research brief, “Immigration, Income Tax, and Social Assistance: Examining the fiscal contribution of foreign-born and native-born households in the U.S.”.
May 24, 2016