US is one of two states in the world that taxes its non-resident citizens on worldwide revenue, in the same manner also rates as habitants; the other is Eritrea. The America 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 and all state governments. These include Social Security or 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 first $106,800 of wages in 2009 thru 2011. None the less, benefits are only accrued on the first $106,800 of wages. Employers must restrained income taxes on wages. An unemployment tax and specific another collects apply to employers. Salary taxes have dramatically raised as a share of federal income since the 1950s, while corporate income taxes have fallen as a part of earning. (Venture profits have not fallen as a part of GDP).
Treasure taxes are enforced by most local governments and many specific objective authorities based on the fair market value of wealth. 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 property. Property tax rules also rates differ widely with yearly median rates ranging from 0.2% to 1.9% of a wealth’s value reffering to the state.