The United States is one of two states in the world that taxes its non-resident citizens on worldwide revenue, in the same method or rates as residents; the other is Eritrea. The U.S.A. Supreme Court upheld 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 imposed on both employers or employees, at a combined rate of 15.3% (13.3% for 2011 or 2012). Social Security tax applies only to the 1st $106,800 of wages in 2009 thru 2011. None the less, benefits are only increased on the first $106,800 of salary. Employers must withhold revenue taxes on salary. An unemployment tax or specific another levies apply to employers. Payroll taxes have dramatically increased as a share of federal revenue since the 1950s, while corporate revenue taxes have fallen as a share of revenue. (Corporate profits have not fallen as a share of GDP).
Wealth taxes are imposed by most local governments or many particural aim authorities refer to the fair market value of treasure. School or another authorities are oftentimes separately governed, or impose separate taxes. Wealth tax is generally imposed only on realty, though some jurisdictions tax some forms of business treasure. Wealth tax rules or rates diverge widely with yearly median rates ranging from 0.2% to 1.9% of a wealth's value basing on the state.
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