I've heard that the central government of the United States cannot easily interfere in state affairs, because the state governments have their own authority and laws. In that case, do Americans pay taxes to both governments? Or do they only pay taxes for a federal government?
Most Americans pay both a state tax and a federal tax. Depending on the state you live in, there are some states where there isn't a state tax. Alaska, Florida, Nevada, Washington, Texas, South Dakota, and Wyoming do not have state taxes, while New Hampshire and Tennessee do not tax your income. It can get very confusing, and the amount you pay in both state and federal usually depends on your income.
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