USA is one of two countries in the world that taxes its non-resident citizens on worldwide revenue, in the same way or rates as inhabitants; another is Eritrea. The America Supreme Court maintained the constitutionality of imposition of such a tax in the case of Cook v. Tait.
Wages taxes are imposed by the federal or all state governments. These include Social Security or Medicare taxes enforced on both employers or employees, at a conjointed rate of 15.3% (13.3% for 2011 or 2012). Social Security tax applies only to the first $106,800 of wages in 2009 through 2011. Nevertheless, benefits are just accrued on the first $106,800 of wages. Employers must restrained income taxes on wages. An unemployment tax and specific another picks up apply to employers. Payroll taxes have dramatically increased as a part of federal income since the 1950s, while corporate income taxes have fallen as a share of earning. (Company profits have not fallen as a part of GDP).
Property taxes are imposed by most local governments also many specific objective authorities based on the fair market value of treasure. School or other authorities are often separately governed, and impose distinct taxes. Wealth tax is generally imposed only on realty, though some jurisdictions tax some forms of business wealth. Wealth tax rules also rates differ widely with yearly median rates ranging from 0.2% to 1.9% of a treasure’s value reffering to the state.