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How Many Americans Don't Pay Income Taxes?

Created on November 21, 2013

How Many Americans Don't Pay Income Taxes?

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Keywords: paying, taxes, Americans, tax reform, tax cuts

Notes: Figures are calculated by taking the number of exemptions on all income tax paying returns and subtracting them from the total U.S. population. Figures for 1977 to 1982 were extrapolated due to unavailable data. Sources: Heritage Foundation calculations based on data from the Internal Revenue Service, “Individual Income Tax Returns,” Publication 1304, 1962–2010, Table 1.4, and various IRS reports.

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