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Fiscal Facts

May 27, 2024
Income from capital gains made up about 14% of aggregate adjusted gross income (AGI) in 2021, but this varied by income level. For those with AGI over $1 million, capital gains accounted for 42% of their income.
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Income from capital gains made up about 14% of aggregate adjusted gross income (AGI) in 2021, but this varied by income level. For those with AGI over $1 million, capital gains accounted for 42% of their income.