Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight as Taxpayers

Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight as Taxpayers

By Nan Wu, Immigration Impact As Tax Day approaches, it’s a good time to bring the significant tax contributions of immigrants—including undocumented immigrants—into the spotlight. These contributions are indispensable to the health and success of America’s public services and programs. Immigrant households paid $492.4 billion in total taxes in 2019 alone, based on analysis of […]

Taxes and Unemployment: What You Need to Know

Taxes and Unemployment: What You Need to Know

Unemployment payments are usually taxed as income by the federal government. That changed, however, in March 2021, when Congress passed the American Rescue Plan. The law provided for people (including joint filers) making less than $150,000 to exclude $10,200 in unemployment benefits from their income when they file their income taxes for the 2020 tax […]

Immigrants and Taxes

Immigrants and Taxes

Do immigrants pay taxes? The basic answer: yes. Immigrants, including those without documentation, pay billions of dollars in taxes to federal, state and local governments every year. Immigrants paid $492.4 billion in taxes in 2020, including an estimated $30.6 billion in taxes paid by undocumented immigrants. Immigrants have always been, and continue to be vital, […]