Poor Families in Georgia Remain Subject to the Income Tax
Georgias 1999 income tax threshold the income level at which families begin paying income tax:
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For two-parent families of four: $15,300.
For single-parent families of three: $12,100.
Georgias 1999 income tax on working-poor and near-poor families:
For families of four with incomes at the poverty line ($17,028): $37.
For families of three with incomes at the poverty line ($13,290): $23.
For families of four with incomes at 125% of the poverty line ($21,285): $212.
For families of three with incomes at 125% of the poverty line ($16,613): $145.
For families of three with minimum-wage earnings ($10,712): $21 refund.
Despite progress, Georgia continues to tax families with incomes below the poverty line.
Georgias tax threshold for families of four increased during the 1990s, but a gap remains between the threshold and the poverty line.
In 1991, a family of four owed tax when its income exceeded 65 percent of the poverty line. For 1999, Georgias tax threshold has risen to 90 percent of the poverty line.