US is one of two states in the world that taxes its non-inhabitant citizens on worldwide revenue, in the same method and rates as residents; the other is Eritrea. The U.S. Supreme Court established the constitutionality of imposition of such a tax in the case of Cook v. Tait.
Payroll taxes are imposed by the federal or all state governments. These include Social Security or Medicare taxes enforced on both employers or employees, at a conjointed rate of 15.3% (13.3% for 2011 or 2012). Social Security tax applies only to the first $106,800 of wages in 2009 through 2011. However, benefits are just increased on the first $106,800 of wages. Employers must withstand income taxes on salary. An unemployment tax also certain other collects apply to employers. Salary taxes have dramatically raised as a share of federal earning since the 1950s, while venture earning taxes have fallen as a part of earning. (Venture profits have not fallen as a share of GDP).
Treasure taxes are enforced by most local governments also many specific purpose authorities based on the fair market value of treasure. School and other authorities are oftentimes separately governed, and impose distinct taxes. Treasure tax is mostly imposed just on realty, though some jurisdictions tax some forms of business property. Property 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.