Open Forum: Who pays income taxes?
There seems to be a lot of misinformation about who pays taxes and who doesn’t. According to the Taxpayers Union, in 2009, the top 1 percent of taxpayers paid 38 percent of the total federal personal income tax, the top 10 percent paid 70 percent and the bottom 50 percent paid about 3 percent. The bottom 40 percent pays no federal tax at all. In addition, people in the upper brackets pay most of the state income taxes.
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