CONSEQUENCES • TAXES 

IMPACT ON ALICE

What do families do when they don’t have enough money to pay their taxes?

Taxes, whether they are deducted from a worker’s paycheck, or paid quarterly (for self-employed workers), are a burden for ALICE families. For most workers, payroll taxes are automatically deducted from their paychecks; many have income taxes deducted regularly as well. However, many families are left with an income tax payment due each April. With low income, little or no savings, and a range of family and work responsibilities, families have limited choices for paying these taxes. Different ALICE families may try to:

 

Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

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