Many commentators misinterpreted the estimate as saying that nearly half of all households paid no tax at all when, in fact, nearly everyone pays something.Even if they don’t pay federal income tax, Americans almost all pay Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, state and local sales taxes, excise taxes, or some other levy. d/b/a Public Domain Registrar IANA ID: 303 Domain Status: client Transfer Prohibited https://icann.org/epp#client Transfer Prohibited Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry Registrant Name: Netcorp, LLC Registrant Organization: Inquire about this domain via contact email address Registrant Street: P. Box 251506 Registrant City: Glendale Registrant State/Province: California Registrant Postal Code: 91225 Registrant Country: US Registrant Phone: 1.8185499839 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: 1.8185499839 Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: [email protected] Admin ID: Not Available From Registry Admin Name: Netcorp, LLC Admin Organization: Inquire about this domain via contact email address Admin Street: P. Box 251506 Admin City: Glendale Admin State/Province: California Admin Postal Code: 91225 Admin Country: US Admin Phone: 1.8185499839 Admin Phone Ext: Admin Fax: 1.8185499839 Admin Fax Ext: Admin Email: [email protected] Tech ID: Not Available From Registry Tech Name: Netcorp, LLC Tech Organization: Inquire about this domain via contact email address Tech Street: P. COM Registry Domain ID: 93350847_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.Registrar URL: Date: 2016-07-01TZ Creation Date: 2002-12-22TZ Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-12-22TZ Registrar: PDR Ltd.The percentage of Americans who pay no federal income tax is falling, thanks to an improving economy and the expiration of temporary Great Recession-era tax cuts.In 2009, the Tax Policy Center estimated that 47 percent of households paid no federal income tax. TPC’s 2009 estimate went viral during the following tax season and then played a supporting role in last year’s presidential election.
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The remaining 1 percent mostly benefit from the tax code’s many exclusions, deductions, exemptions, and credits that wipe out the income tax they would otherwise owe.
Even the 14 percent of households that pay neither income nor payroll tax do pay other taxes.
Most American workers pay more in Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes than income taxes.
Just 14 percent of households pay neither income nor payroll tax and two-thirds of them are elderly.