What Is the Average Federal Income Tax?

Answer The average federal income tax is 12.60% of earned income. The range is from 3.0% of income for the lower half of tax returns filed to 22.8% for the top 1 percent. This tax rate has been in effect ... Read More »

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What is the average American's federal income tax refund?

According to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the average refund amount paid for personal income tax in 2007 (the most recent year available) was $2,488. The IRS sent out 107.7 million refunds to... Read More »

What was the average federal income tax rate in 1990?

In 1990, the average federal tax rate (percent of AGI paid in income taxes) was 12.95 percent. The 1990 tax rate for the top 1 percent of earners was 23.25 percent, while the tax rate for the botto... Read More »

What is the minimum amount of income needed to pay federal income tax?

The minimum amount of money needed to pay income taxes depends on filing status. As of 2009, those who are single need to make more than $9,350 in order to pay. If filing as a head of household, th... Read More »

What income bracket pays federal income taxes?

All income brackets have people who have federal tax obligations, however, the amount of people who owe any taxes drops precipitously as income levels falls. According to the Tax Policy Center, onl... Read More »