Tax Policy Center

Distribution of Federal Payroll and Income Taxes (March 2020)

Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Level

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2017. Table also shows, by income level, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2017 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Level

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2018. Table also shows, by income level, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2018 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Level

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2019. Table also shows, by income level, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2019 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Level

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2020. Table also shows, by income level, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2020 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Level

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2025. Table also shows, by income level, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2025 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2026. Table also shows, by income level, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2026 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2029. Table also shows, by income level, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2029 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2017. Table also shows, by expanded cash income percentile, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2017 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Percentile

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. Baseline is the law in place for year 2018 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Percentile

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2019. Table also shows, by income percentile, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2019 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Percentile

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2020. Table also shows, by income percentile, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2020 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Percentile

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2025. Table also shows, by income percentile, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2025 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Percentile

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2026. Table also shows, by income percentile, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2026 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020
Individual Taxes: Distribution Tables by Income Percentile

A comparison of the distribution of federal individual income taxes and payroll taxes under current law for 2029. Table also shows, by income percentile, the percentage of tax units that pay more in payroll taxes than income taxes. Baseline is the law in place for year 2029 as of January 1, 2020. For more information on TPC’s baseline definitions, see: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Baseline-Definitions.cfm

March 17, 2020