Undocumented immigrants are paying much more than you would think in taxes—that includes sales tax, property tax, and, to the confusion of some, income tax.
President Donald Trump has often claimed that undocumented immigrants only “steal jobs” away from Americans and contribute nothing in taxes.
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However, as many of his talking points have proven to be false, these claims made by the POTUS have once again turned out to be baseless and untrue.
While, Trump believes only 5-10% of these immigrants pay taxes, in reality, around 50-75% of them are taxpayers. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy released a report that highlights some interesting facts the president might want to have a look at.
Undocumented immigrants pay almost $12 billion in taxes annually. That amount would only increase if there were to be immigration reform.
“Undocumented immigrants contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying in estimated $11.54 billion a
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