Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Southern states lead the way in percentages of income tax "nonpayers"


One of the biggest news stories around tax deadline time this year was the growing number of Americans that
don’t have to pay federal income taxes. 

The nonpartisan Tax Foundation in Washington D.C. has broken down the data by states that have the highest percentages of filers without federal tax liability. Mississippi ranks # 1. Forty-five percent of tax filers in Mississippi had no federal income tax liability during 2008. Alaska ranks # 50 with 21 percent. Wisconsin ranks #35 with 32 percent, or 873, 884 filers with no tax liability.

Here’s an astonishing fact. The Tax Foundation reports, “There are millions of other Americans who have some income but not enough to be required to file a tax return. The Tax Policy Center has estimated that when these people are added to the 52 million nonpaying filers, some 47 percent of all households pay no income taxes at all.”

Read more from the Tax Foundation.

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