Tax Statistics: The Top 1 Percent Paid 28.9 Percent In Federal Taxes

December 31, 2012 11:38 am

So after a while, these numbers get confusing. We had spotted some interesting stats in the past, on how much taxes do the rich pay? But that was based on 2008 data – the rich seem to have paid more taxes in 2009 – we spotted this stat today, that in 2009, the richest 1 percent of Americans paid 28.9 percent of their income in federal taxes (That includes income taxes, both individual and corporate, and payroll taxes.) Members of the middle class, defined as the middle fifth of households, paid 11.1 percent of their income in taxes. (Source)

Well that changes the way we had digested this stat earlier. A little.

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