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1 (Most states exempt groceries from sales tax or apply a lower tax rate.) Alabama's income tax on poor working families is among the highest in the U.S. Alabama is the only state that levies income tax on a family of four with income as low as $4,600, which is barely one-quarter the federal poverty line.
2 In 1998, when Russia experienced a severe financial crisis, its military expenditure in real terms reached its lowest point— barely one-quarter of the USSR's in 1991, and two-fifths of the level of 1992, the first year of Russia's independent existence.
3 The small fraction (20% of the original stock) had barely one-quarter of the dry matter mass of the large fraction at the time of outplanting.