“Our highly progressive individual income tax, with a tiny assist from the estate tax and the property tax refund program, offsets the regressivity of every other tax imposed on every other tax on individuals and households, including the regressive vice taxes and gas taxes and provider taxes,” he said. “That’s something really worth reflecting on.”
A very interesting article on the supposed progressiveness of the MN tax system. It isn’t really. Most other taxes are regressive. When all is said and done, the total tax burden is relatively flat.
Minnesota is not an outlier. Most states end up with a regressive total tax burden.