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Increasing Tax Rates Does Not Necessarily Lead to Higher Income Tax Receipts

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Despite the top individual tax rate fluctuating between 91 percent and 28 percent over the past 50 years, total individual receipts have remained fairly stable. The top rate was last increased in 2013 and is now at 39.6 percent.

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TOP TAX RATE AND TOTAL RECEIPTS

Increasing Tax Rates Does Not Necessarily Lead to Higher Income Tax Receipts

Source: Internal Revenue Service.