Research Report Why Nearly Half of Americans Pay No Federal Income Tax
Roberton C. Williams
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During the recent tax filing season, cable news and talk radio repeatedly discussed the Tax Policy Center's (TPC's) estimate that 47 percent of Americans would pay no federal income tax for 2009. However much of the commentary failed to explain why.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Taxes and budgets
Tags Fiscal policy Individual taxes Federal budget and economy Income and wealth distribution
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center