Distribution of Federal Taxes and Income, 1979-2000

Research Report

Distribution of Federal Taxes and Income, 1979-2000

September 29, 2003

Abstract

The Congressional Budget Office recently released new estimates of the distribution of taxes and income between 1979 and 2000. CBO includes all federal taxes except estate and gift levies; counts as income all cash income, taxes paid by businesses, 401(k) contributions, and in-kind benefits; and uses standard incidence assumptions. Income is aggregated across household members and adjusted for household size.

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