Who Pays Taxes in America?

It’s often claimed that the richest Americans pay a disproportionate share of taxes while those in the bottom half pay nothing. These claims ignore the many taxes that most Americans are subject to — federal payroll taxes, federal excise taxes, state and local taxes — and focus instead on just one tax, the federal personal income tax. The other taxes are mostly regressive, meaning they take a larger share of income from a poor or middle-income family ... Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Apr. 19, 2012

Good as far as it goes. Could have better references for the statistics. It is not clear here whether these are stated tax rates or the actual effective tax rates after tax dodges like overseas income, special credits, and loopholes. The link to the 2009 info on regressive taxes by states is informative.

My state is the MOST REGRESSIVE tax state in the country.

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