Research Report Held Harmless by Higher Income Tax Rates?
Rachel M. Johnson, Eric Toder
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In 2010, 45 percent of tax returns will either remit no federal income tax or receive a net tax refund. But this figure overstates the share of taxpayers who would be unaffected by higher income tax rates. Raising all rates by 1 percent would hold only 34 percent of tax returns harmless; others would either pay higher taxes or receive smaller net rebates.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Taxes and budgets
Tags Fiscal policy Individual taxes Federal budget and economy Campaigns, proposals, and reforms Income and wealth distribution Federal tax issues and reform proposals