The United States is one of two countries in the world that taxes its non-habitant citizens on worldwide earning, in the same way or rates as inhabitants; another is Eritrea. The U.S. 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 inclusive Social Security also Medicare taxes imposed on both employers and 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, advantages are just increased on the first $106,800 of salary. Employers should withstand revenue taxes on wages. An unemployment tax or certain another collects apply to employers. Wage taxes have dramatically increased as a share of federal earning since the 1950s, while company revenue taxes have fallen as a share of earning. (Corporate profits have not fallen as a part of GDP).
Property taxes are imposed by most local governments or many particural purpose authorities based on the fair market value of property. School also other authorities are oftentimes separately governed, also enforce separate taxes. Wealth tax is mostly enforced just on realty, though some jurisdictions tax some forms of business wealth. Property tax rules also rates differ widely with yearly median rates ranging from 0.2% to 1.9% of a wealth’s value depending on the state.