Study: Alabama taxes highest at poverty line

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new national study shows Alabama levies more income tax than any other state on a family of four living at the federal poverty line.

The study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says a mom, dad and two children making $21,203 annually in Alabama pay $423 in state income tax.

If the family moved across the state line to Mississippi, they would pay $48. Kimble Forrister of the Alabama Citizens' Policy Project says the study raises concerns that Alabama is taxing its poor farther into poverty.

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