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Thursday, February 21, 2013

California's state revenue is heavily reliant on tax liens

By Tax Relief Systems


The governor of California is making a bet that the rich will grow and become richer. As all financial markets have been doing well, this particular state helps finance its treasury via profits gained from individual income taxes.

Those income taxes where liens are used are forecasted to yield approximately 62.7% of the total fund revenue within Governor Brown's budget plan for the succeeding financial year of the state. This was slightly higher than the 62.4% fund plan shown in the previous year. California's Franchise Tax Board claims its annual tax gap from delinquent income tax is $10 billion dollars.

In 2010, almost 3 of every 4 dollars of California's revenue came from individual income taxes. These taxes were from the leading 10% of income earners who have IRS liens on properties. This statement is based on information from the state's tax agency. The leading 1% of the income earners gave 40.9% of the revenue of the state from the personal wage taxes in the year 2010. It was lower than the 48.1% prior the recession of the year 2007 to 2009.

California's high reliance on personal salary taxes is a more volatile funding source than sales. Property taxes also echo the disaster throughout the financial crisis. Brown who was nominated in 2010 proposed the lean budget of the state in the earlier part of this month. The budget plan would be for the following fiscal year.

Brown plans to restrain expenditures to sway the budget up to a modest surplus for the upcoming financial year. The plan he endorses faces some risks from insecurity all over the financial recovery, health care fees and the national budget.

His new budget plan cited the risks within the financial markets. The changes on the income rate of the relatively small amount of tax payers who use IRS liens could have a substantial effect on the state's revenue. To be specific, the capital gains salary is focused on the high profit earners. It could fluctuate at a substantial amount every year.

A particular example of volatility would be the revised income target for the remaining May’s rocky IPO for the Menlo Park. It was California-based Facebook that declined at 1.3 billion dollars from 1.9 billion dollars. The plan of Brown predicts the bump within the revenue coming from the tax increase in November.

The measure formed the new tax rates that range from 10.3% to 12.3% for incomes between 250, 000 to 1 million dollars. Incomes in excess of $1 million will be subject for a surcharge to raise funds for psychological health services.

The famous demographer Joel Kotkin said the fabulous wealth of Californians was cause for the tax increase. However, there is a doubt that there will be sustained income gains. Kotkin also said  he knows the affluent residents of the state who can earn more than 250,000 dollars from properties with IRS liens are sorting out the ways on how they can minimize the tax liabilities.

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