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Understanding The Appeal Of Claims That “47 Percent” Pay No Income Tax
It might be the best-known statistic in tax policy: 47 percent of federal tax filing households pay no net federal income tax. After the Tax...
May 8, 2018
And Now for the Movie: Fewer Americans Pay No Federal Income Tax
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...
August 29, 2013
Roberton C. Williams
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