How much do you pay in taxes?

Some presidential candidates claim the rich pay a lower rate than many middle-class workers or that the poor pay nothing. But on average neither is true, at least when measuring effective tax rates – the percent of one’s total income paid in federal taxes. Here are estimated average effective tax rates for 2015.

  • % of income paid in federal taxes*

  • Source: Tax Policy Center; Published: January 13, 2016

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