The United States is one of two countries in the world that taxes its non-inhabitant citizens on worldwide revenue, in the same way or 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 also all state governments. These inclusive Social Security and Medicare taxes enforced on both employers and employees, at a combined rate of 15.3% (13.3% for 2011 also 2012). Social Security tax applies only to the 1st $106,800 of wages in 2009 thru 2011. None the less, benefits are only accrued on the first $106,800 of wages. Employers should withhold income taxes on wages. An unemployment tax also specific another levies apply to employers. Wage taxes have dramatically increased as a part of federal earning since the 1950s, while corporate revenue taxes have fallen as a part of revenue. (Corporate profits have not fallen as a part of GDP).
Wealth taxes are enforced by most local governments or many particural purpose authorities based on the fair market value of property. School and another authorities are often separately governed, or enforce distinct taxes. Wealth tax is usually enforced just on realty, though several jurisdictions tax some forms of business property. Treasure tax rules and rates vary widely with yearly median rates ranging from 0.2% to 1.9% of a treasure’s value depending on the state.