Research Report The Opacity of Marginal Tax Rates
Rosanne Altshuler, Jacob Goldin
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Suppose that a taxpayer earns an additional dollar of income. How much tax would she owe on that dollar? A natural way to answer this question would be to look up the taxpayers statutory tax rate - the tax rate corresponding to her tax bracket and filing status.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Taxes and budgets
Tags Fiscal policy Federal budget and economy Income and wealth distribution
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center