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T18-0054 - Distribution of Federal Payroll and Income Taxes by Expanded Cash Income Percentile, 2018

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2018. Table also shows, by income percentile, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes and the average effective tax rates for both income and payroll taxes. Baseline is current law as of May 3, 2018. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see

May 15, 2018