Taxes and migration myths

Jared Bernstein writes on the same points on why people move to other states and taxes as Steve Roth and Linda Beale address in their posts today and gives us this evidence  (hat tip rjs):

  • Migration is not common.
  • The migration that’s occurring is much more likely to be driven by cheaper housing than by lower taxes.
  • Recent research shows income tax increases cause little or no interstate migration.
  • Low taxes can prevent a state from maintaining the kinds of high-quality public services that potential migrants value.
Also highlighted are the sources of several of the ‘sources’ of such claims demonstrated as bogus from media claims.