The Truth About Immigrants and Taxes


Immigrant workers who are in the U.S. illegally pay more than $11.2 billion a year in sales taxes, property taxes and even personal income taxes, according to a recent Report of the Immigration Policy Center, which cites figures compiled by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (the “ITEP”).

The numbers were compiled based upon estimates of undocumented workers by the Pew Hispanic Center, as well as estimates of average family income and state-specific tax payments by the ITEP.

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