The United States is one of two states in the world that taxes its non-resident citizens on worldwide revenue, in the same method and rates as habitants; another is Eritrea. The United State Supreme Court established the constitutionality of imposition of such a tax in the case of Cook v. Tait.
Wages taxes are imposed by the federal also all state governments. These include Social Security also Medicare taxes enforced on both employers and employees, at a combined rate of 15.3% (13.3% for 2011 and 2012). Social Security tax applies only to the first $106,800 of wages in 2009 through 2011. Nevertheless, benefits are only increased on the first $106,800 of salary. Employers should withstand earning taxes on wages. An unemployment tax or specific another levies apply to employers. Wage taxes have dramatically increased as a part of federal revenue since the 1950s, while company earning taxes have fallen as a share of income. (Corporate profits have not fallen as a part of GDP).
Wealth taxes are enforced by most local governments and many particural purpose authorities refer to the fair market value of wealth. School or other authorities are oftentimes separately governed, or impose separate taxes. Treasure tax is generally imposed only on realty, though some jurisdictions tax several forms of business wealth. Wealth tax rules and rates vary widely with annual median rates ranging from 0.2% to 1.9% of a property’s value depending on the state.