Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 month ago

do sales tax have anything to do with government programs?

When people talk about illegal aliens using up our taxes some people say the illegal aliens are paying sales tax

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  • 1 month ago
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    Sales tax goes to cities, counties, and the state government.  How they spend the money depends on each entity. 

    Keep in mind that sales taxes are often not collected on essential services and goods like food etc.  So the poor do not  pay as much sales tax as people that are better off.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Sales Taxes in the US are local (State, County, or City).The US Constitution prohibits Sales Taxes as being non-proportional.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Local sales taxes go into local budgets. So yes, when illegals participate in the above ground economy (instead of the massive underground economy) they do pay local sales taxes. Not nearly enough to cover the expense of the income/property taxpayer funded programs they use. But it's something. 

  • 1 month ago

    Yes.  And illegal aliens also pay income tax and pretty much every other tax.  And generally more tax than citizens with the same income.

    On they other hand, they don't get to use most government programs.

    The government makes a huge profit from taxes paid by illegal aliens and uses it to help subsidize programs for U.S. citizens.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Everyone who purchases something pays sales taxes and sales taxes go into the general fund for government to spend on designated programs.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They of course must pay state sales tax whenever they buy anything within the USA. If they are employed, they also have FICA taxes taken out of their paychecks, so they contribute to Medicare and Social Security as well, even though they would not be elgible to collect if they are not citizens.

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You are as clueless as a shithouse rat - get some education will ya.

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