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BROADER COSTS OF UNPAID TAXES

Tax revenue provides funding to build and maintain infrastructure and provide services that all households rely on, such as good schools, health care, public safety, parks, and roads and bridges. These services help create and maintain strong communities and have a direct impact on quality of life for all community members.25 When tax revenues fall short, it affects both ALICE and the broader community:

Sources

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Topos (2016, March) Taxlandia Project Summary, (2016, March). Retrieved from https://www.topospartnership.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Taxlandia-Project-Summary.pdf

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO). (2019, May 9). Tax gap: Multiple strategies are needed to reduce noncompliance. Retrieved from https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-558T

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Who Pays: A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States https://itep.org/whopays/

U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO). (2012, September 10). Federal tax debts: Factors for considering a proposal to report tax debts to credit bureaus. Retrieved from http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-939