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Many Americans Pay No Federal Income Tax but Still Get Money Back

Created on February 17, 2016

Many Americans Pay No Federal Income Tax but Still Get Money Back

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Read the original report, "Still, Almost Half of US Residents Pay No Federal Income Tax," by Patrick Tyrrell.

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 have been interpolated. Source: Heritage Foundation calculations based on data from the Internal Revenue Service.

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