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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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-11-02-08 1259EST

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