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creates space to wrap around helpguyTax Facts provides tax information for citizens, policy analysts, legislators, and the press. Data are compiled from a variety of sources, including the Urban Institute, Brookings Institution, Internal Revenue Service, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Congressional Budget Office, the Department of the Treasury, the Federation of Tax Administrators, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Please attribute data to the source organization listed beneath each table, and not the Tax Policy Center exclusively.

  • Overview
    Information about the composition of taxes, distribution of tax burden, and changes in tax burden over time.
  • Individual
    Current individual income tax rate schedules and filing thresholds; statistics about individual income, deductions, and credits; and detailed information and parameters for the EITC, child credits, AMT, and marriage penalty relief provisions.
  • Low-Income
    Poverty thresholds and current and historical information about income and payroll taxes paid by low-income families.
  • High-Income
    Tables for the taxpayers with the top 400 adjusted gross income and taxfilers with income of at least $200,000.
  • Personal Wealth
    Personal wealth information from the Survey of Consumer Finances.
  • Payroll
    Historical information about social insurance receipts and current information about Social Security benefits.
  • Estate and Gift
    Current marginal tax rates and returns by the type of assets, deductions, and credits in those returns, and federal estate tax revenues by state.
  • Corporate
    Marginal tax rates, corporate returns and AMT details, and returns that are eligible for the foreign tax credit, and foreign controlled or owned corporations.
  • Excise
    Information on federal excise taxes and details of major excise taxes.
  • State
    State tax revenues, rates, and distributions plus federal tax data detailed by state.
  • International
    Compares the composition of U.S. taxes, taxes as a portion of GDP, the income tax, and labor taxes to taxes in other countries.
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