Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed a change in the top capital gains tax rates. Under current law, such capital gains have a two-tiered structure: short-term gains face a top rate of 43.4...
- Federal Capital Gains Tax Rates, 1988-2013
Federal Capital Gains Tax Rates, 1988-2013
Key Findings The average combined federal, state, and local top marginal tax rate on long-term capital gains in the United States is 28.6 percent – 6th highest in the OECD. This is more than 10 percentage points higher than the simple...
Key Findings Taxpayers reported $9.2 trillion of total income on their 2012 tax returns, a substantial increase from the previous year’s $8.4 trillion. 68 percent ($6.3 trillion) of total income reported on individual income tax returns...
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