Sponsor of Income Tax “Trust Us Legislators and Our Successors” Act Shows Where to Move

In a post by State Senator Don Harmon, sponsor of the Constitutional Amendment to allow any income tax rates any future legislature might deemed good, there is a map.

It shows in red which states do not have income taxes:

States with no inomce tax are red.


Sponsor of Income Tax “Trust Us Legislators and Our Successors” Act Shows Where to Move — 5 Comments

  1. Many thanks to Don for this invaluable public service announcement.

    Now how about some ’ Arbeit Macht Frie’ signs sprinkled around the State, to really sell this message?

  2. To be expected from a DEMOCRAT politician, which Cal so slyly neglected to mention.

    Does this “trigger” you, Little Joey Blowhard ?

    And you, Little Tommy Snowflake ?

    Too bad, deal with it.

    #TRUMP2020 – Deus Vult !

  3. Where do these wanna be Vladimir Lenin’s come from? Cut spending you imbeciles.

    New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) has proposed sweeping changes to Illinois’ tax code, advocating a constitutional amendment to permit a graduated-rate income tax and proposing a new rate and bracket structure.

    Under the proposal, corporate income would be taxed at 10.45 percent, the third-highest rate in the nation, while pass-through business income would be taxed at a top rate of 9.45 percent, the fourth highest such rate nationwide.

    The proposal diverges sharply from ideal—or even typical—income tax structure. It omits inflation indexing (resulting in “bracket creep”), creates a marriage penalty, and includes a recapture provision which subjects the entirety of a taxpayer’s income to the top marginal rate once they reach that bracket.

    The neighboring states of Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri have all cut income taxes in recent years, while Illinois may be headed in the opposite direction.

    The governor’s proposed tax rates are merely notional; should voters permit a graduated-rate income tax, there are compelling reasons to believe that rates may climb even higher, and that more taxpayers would be subjected to higher rates.

    Were the proposal implemented, Illinois is projected to decline from 36th to 48th on the State Business Tax Climate Index, which measures tax structure.

    Table 1. Proposed “Fair Tax for Illinois” Rates and Brackets
    4.75% > $0
    4.90% > $10,000
    4.95% > $100,000
    7.75% > $250,000
    7.85% > $500,000
    7.95% > $1,000,000

    Table 2. Pass-Through Businesses by AGI Range
    Note: In aggregate, businesses with less than $25,000 in AGI post negative income. Sources: IRS Statistics of Income; Tax Foundation calculations.


  4. The nine states that choose not to tax income at all don’t have a progressive tax rate either, but I guess the headline wouldn’t be nearly as compelling if it read “ILLINOIS IS ONE OF ONLY 18 STATES WITHOUT A FAIR TAX”.

  5. Don’s definition of fair and mine, I guess would differ.

    I consider “fair” to be equal.

    A flat tax would be “fair” in that everyone pays the same rate.

    The state want’s more tax revenue when they haven’t proved they would be responsible with it.

    Remember Quinn’s temporary tax hike to reduce the deficit.

    If they can change the Constitution to change tax rates, then they can also change the Constitution to do something about pensions and it’s abuse.

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