Myth Busters in Iowa

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This week the Iowa Policy Project (IPP) issued a report called Undocumented Immigrants in Iowa: Estimated Tax Contributions and Fiscal Impact. The study's release received much attention in the press by rightly debunking the myth that undocumented immigrants in Iowa don't pay taxes. The study includes estimates of the average property, sales/excise, and income taxes paid by undocumented immigrants in Iowa. The results of the study may surprise many as IPP estimates that undocumented families contribute more than $40 million dollars to state revenues. Similar studies have been conducted in other states and similar myth-busting findings were revealed.

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