US is one of two countries in the world that taxes its non-habitant citizens on worldwide income, in the same manner and rates as inhabitants; another is Eritrea. The America Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of imposition of such a tax in the case of Cook v. Tait.
Wages taxes are enforced by the federal and all state governments. These include Social Security and Medicare taxes enforced on both employers and employees, at a conjointed rate of 15.3% (13.3% for 2011 and 2012). Social Security tax applies only to the first $106,800 of wages in 2009 thru 2011. However, benefits are just accrued on the first $106,800 of salary. Employers must withhold income taxes on salary. An unemployment tax and particular other collects apply to employers. Payroll taxes have dramatically increased as a share of federal income since the 1950s, while company income taxes have fallen as a share of income. (Venture profits have not fallen as a share of GDP).
Treasure taxes are enforced by most local governments and many particural aim authorities refer to the fair market value of treasure. School and other authorities are oftentimes separately governed, and impose distinct taxes. Treasure tax is usually enforced just on realty, though several jurisdictions tax several forms of business treasure. Treasure tax rules and rates differ widely with annual median rates ranging from 0.2% to 1.9% of a property's value basing on the state.
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