August 1998 Issue


nalysis by Tax Foundation Senior Economist Patrick Fleenor indicates that total Federal, state, and local tax collections are up in 1998 to $2.7 trillion. That translates to $26,434 per household or $9,881 per person. This represents a 5.7% increase for the year and a 58.4% increase since 1990. Of the $2.7 trillion total, $1.8 trillion, or 67.7% is Federal collections.

The Tax Foundation is a policy research organization that has monitored fiscal issues at the Federal, state, and local levels since 1937. For a copy of the tax collection analysis, call Steven Gold at the foundation at (202) 942-7659, or for more information, see the organization's website at *

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