Billions in Revenue from Undocumented Immigrant Taxes

Based on the 2010 Census data approximately 11.2 million undocumented immigrants were living in the U.S.  Of this 11.2 million at least half paid income taxes. Undocumented immigrants also pay property taxes and everyone, regardless of lawful status, pays sales tax.  All together undocumented immigrants provide a valuable source of revenue to the government.

The Institution for Taxation and Economic Policy has estimated the state and local taxes paid in 2010 by undocumented immigrants, who are heads of households, collectively amount to $11.2 billion dollars in state and local taxes.  This figure includes $1.2 billion in personal income taxes, $1.6 billion in property taxes, and $8.4 billion in sales taxes.

Florida receives about $806.8 million in tax revenue from undocumented immigrants.

Other states that receive large revenues from undocumented immigrants include:

-California $2.7 billion

-Texas $1.6 billion

-New York 662.4 million

-Illinois $499.2 million

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