New Report: Taxpayers on the Hook

City Combined Taxpayer Burden Report 2022

A more complete picture of the 10 most populous U.S. cities including their largest underlying government units.

Financial State of the Union

Our Financial State of the Union report found that the financial condition of the U.S. government worsened by more than $10 trillion in 2021. 

Financial State of the Cities

Our sixth annual report on the financial health of the nation's 75 largest cities is now available. To view your city click here.

US Published National Debt

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The Truth

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Each Taxpayer's Share: $919,000

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  • Financial State of the Cities 2022

    Truth in Accounting has released its sixth annual Financial State of the Cities report.

     
  • Financial State of the Union 2022

    Our Financial State of the Union report found that the financial condition of the U.S. government worsened by more than $10 trillion in 2021.

     
  • Financial State of the States 2021

    Truth in Accounting's twelfth annual Financial State of the States report, a nationwide analysis of the most recent state government financial information.

     
  • Data-Z (formerly State Data Lab)

    Create your own chart with more than 700 data variables, including demographic, economic and financial at the federal, state, and city level.

     
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  • Which States' Residents Are Dumbest (and Smartest) About Their Money

    June 28, 2022
    Cheapism

    "Smart Spending or Stupid Splurging?

    Inflation is hitting Americans hard in more ways than one. We’re wincing in the grocery store checkout line, taking a punch to the gut at gas pumps, and those looking to buy a home are probably somewhere in a fetal position. Now more than ever, it’s important to be smart about our finances. If you’re wondering how financially intelligent the people in your state are, WalletHub conducted a study to evaluate the states with the most and least financially literate residents, comparing them for such things as financial planning, knowledge, and education and good financial habits. Here’s a look at the 10 smartest and 10 dumbest states in terms of finances."

  • Another sign of recovery, Stockton City Council approves nearly $900 million budget

    June 28, 2022
    Recordnet.com

    "Stockton City Council has adopted a nearly $900 million budget for fiscal year 2022-23, an end to the “status-quo” budgets of the years of bankruptcy recovery with minimal growth, Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Trammel said."

  • Episode 98: Truth in Accounting

    June 28, 2022
    AGA Accountability Talks

    "This week we speak with Sheila Weinberg, Founder and CEO of Truth in Accounting. We talk about the published US national debt vs the true amount! Check out the website for great articles and reports about the true financial state of the US, and of the States and major cities. Also, play with the Data-Z tool to see what's going on in your locality at www.truthinaccounting.org."

     

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