What percent of their income does the average American pay in taxes?

Answer As of 2009, the Congressional Budget Office reported overall tax rates were 20.7 percent of the average American's income. However, according to an estimate by the Tax Policy Center, nearly 65.6 mi... Read More »

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What does the average American pay in income taxes?

According to the Tax Foundation, the average American paid 28.2 percent of their wages to income taxes in 2009. This took 103 days to pay off--or until April 13 of the tax year. However, this varie... Read More »

How much is the annual income of the average American?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average income for individuals 18 and over is $36,286 with a margin of error of $132. The average for single persons is $25,846, while married individuals l... Read More »

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 type of tax is one that takes a smaller percent age of income from high-income people than from low-income people?

Probably a regressive tax, but also unfair, immoral, and probably Republican written.