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Who Pays Their Fair Share of Taxes?

Created on April 15, 2015

Who Pays Their Fair Share of Taxes?

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Read the original report, "How Much Do the Top 1 Percent Pay of All Taxes?," by Curtis Dubay.

The top 10 percent of income earners earned over 37 percent of income in 2011 and paid 53 percent of all federal taxes—which includes individual and corporate income taxes, payroll taxes, and others. Conversely, the bottom 40 percent of income earners earned 15 percent of all income and paid 4 percent of all federal taxes.

Note: Figures do not sum to 100 percent due to rounding. Source: Congressional Budget Office.

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