Is “Tax Day” Too Burdensome for the Rich? – The U.S. Tax System Is Not as Progressive as You Think

Source: Citizens for Tax Justice, April 13, 2009

Many politicians, pundits and media outlets have recently claimed that the richest one percent of American taxpayers are providing a hugely disproportionate share of the tax revenue we need to fund public services. New data from Citizens for Tax Justice show that this simply is not true. CTJ estimates that the share of total taxes (federal state and local taxes) paid by taxpayers in each income group is quite similar to the share of total income received by each income group in 2008.

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