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Payroll Tax Holiday vs. Millionaire Surtax

The American people's top priority remains job creation. Democrats want to put more money in the pockets of all Americans and strengthen small businesses by expanding the payroll tax cut. Republicans are putting the economic security of 160 million Americans at risk by insisting on tax cuts for people making more than a million dollars per year and job cuts for the middle class. Compare how many people in your state would benefit from extending the payroll tax cut vs. the millionaire surtax.

  # of Workers Benefiting from
Payroll Tax Cut in 2011
# of Those Making Over
a Million Dollars a Year
Average Income
(AGI) in 2013
Alabama 2,300,000 1,606 $4,252,000
Alaska 400,000 680 $2,050,000
Arizona 2,900,000 3,173 $3,500,000
Arkansas 1,500,000 1,046 $3,595,000
California 16,700,000 28,500 $4,627,000
Colorado 2,500,000 8,745 $2,198,000
Connecticut 2,000,000 19,630 $2,143,000
Delaware 500,000 1,259 $2,267,000
D.C. 400,000 2,590 $2,155,000
Florida 9,000,000 15,846 $4,543,000
Georgia 4,600,000 4,791 $3,420,000
Hawaii 700,000 714 $3,050,000
Idaho 800,000 646 $3,460,000
Illinois 6,500,000 10,296 $4,353,000
Indiana 3,600,000 2,173 $3,501,000
Iowa 1,700,000 3,448 $1,693,000
Kansas 1,600,000 1,328 $3,992,000
Kentucky 2,200,000 1,345 $3,487,000
Louisiana 2,100,000 5,222 $2,013,000
Maine 800,000 375 $3,570,000
Maryland 3,200,000 9,997 $2,256,000
Massachusetts 3,500,000 17,807 $2,227,000
Michigan 5,100,000 5,441 $3,234,000
Minnesota 3,100,000 3,014 $4,237,000
Mississippi 1,400,000 891 $2,663,000
Missouri 3,100,000 3,992 $2,899,000
Montana 600,000 341 $3,832,000
Nebraska 1,100,000 1,053 $3,465,000
Nevada 1,200,000 2,672 $4,450,000
New Hampshire 800,000 1,045 $3,464,000
New Jersey 4,700,000 10,420 $3,888,000
New Mexico 900,000 1,191 $2,169,000
New York 10,100,000 68,103 $2,427,000
North Carolina 4,700,000 3,455 $3,801,000
North Dakota 400,000 579 $2,280,000
Ohio 5,800,000 4,869 $3,583,000
Oklahoma 1,900,000 4,379 $2,283,000
Oregon 1,900,000 1,967 $2,963,000
Pennsylvania 6,700,000 7,353 $3,986,000
Rhode Island 600,000 504 $3,431,000
South Carolina 2,200,000 3,673 $1,873,000
South Dakota 500,000 771 $2,566,000
Tennessee 3,200,000 2,465 $4,076,000
Texas 11,400,000 51,281 $2,161,000
Utah 1,300,000 1,519 $3,545,000
Vermont 400,000 214 $3,863,000
Virginia 4,300,000 10,873 $2,329,000
Washington 3,500,000 8,237 $2,645,000
West Virginia 900,000 585 $2,477,000
Wisconsin 3,200,000 2,356 $4,224,000
Wyoming 300,000 1,073 $3,425,000
United States 158,900,000 345,532 $2,923,000

Sources: Treasury Department and Citizens for Tax Justice.