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Related TPC tables Tax Units that Pay No Individual Income Tax

TaxVox Posts

Roberton Williams, "And Now for the Movie: Fewer Americans Pay No Federal Income Tax" (August 29, 2013)

Howard Gleckman, "A Modest Proposal: Five Ways to Tax the 47 Percent" (September 27, 2012)

Howard Gleckman, "About the 47 Percent Who Don’t Pay Federal Income Tax: Mitt, Meet Andrea" (September 19, 2012)

Bob Williams, "Why Do People Pay No Federal Income Tax?" (September 18, 2012)

Bob Williams, "Who Pays No Income Tax?" (July 27, 2011)

Elaine Maag, "Why We Run Subsidies through the Tax System" (April 19, 2010)

Eric Toder, "Was Don Alexander Right: Should We Stop Using the IRS to Run Social Programs?" (April 19, 2010)

Howard Gleckman, "Should We Help Low Income Families With Tax Credits or Direct Subsidies?" (April 19, 2010)

Howard Gleckman, "About Those 47 Percent Who Pay 'No Taxes.'" (April 15, 2010)

Bob Williams, "Why So Few People Pay Income Tax" (February 25, 2010)

Bob Williams, "Who Pays No Income Tax?" (July 9, 2009)


Roberton Williams, "Who Pays No Income Tax? A 2013 Update" Tax Notes (September 30, 2013)

William Gale and Donald Marron, "Five Myths About the 47 Percent" Washington Post (September 25, 2012)

Rachel Johnson, Jim Nunns, Jeff Rohaly, Eric Toder, and Roberton Williams, "Why Some Tax Units Pay No Income Tax" Research Report (July 27, 2011)

Roberton Williams, "Why Nearly Half of Americans Pay No Federal Income Tax" Tax Notes (June 9, 2010)

Len Burman, "The Myth Of Income Tax Freeloading" Forbes (April 5, 2010)

Eric Toder and Rachel Johnson, "Held Harmless by High Income Tax Rates?" Tax Notes (March 1, 2010)

Roberton Williams, "Who Pays No Income Tax?" Tax Notes (June 29, 2009)