Effect of Expiring Tax Cuts on Average Middle-Income Family in Each State & Congressional District

August 3, 2010

The Tax Foundation has released a report showing how the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts would affect the average middle-income family in each state and congressional district. The report looks at the average family in the middle 20 percent of the income spectrum and compares their 2011 federal income tax liability if all the tax cuts expire to their tax bill if all the tax cuts are extended.

Nationally, the typical middle-income family, which has a median income of $63,366, would see its federal income tax burden increase by $1,540 if the Bush-era tax cuts expire.

For the full results, see Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact, No. 238, “Effect of Expiration of Bush-Era Tax Cuts on Average Middle-Income Family, By State and Congressional District.”

To see how the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts would affect a specific taxpayer, visit the Tax Foundation’s interactive calculator at www.MyTaxBurden.org, which allows taxpayers to compare their 2011 federal income tax liabilities under three scenarios: if all the tax cuts expire completely at the end of this year, if they’re all extended into 2011 or made permanent, and if President Obama’s budget is adopted, which includes a combination of expirations and extensions.

For more information, visit the Tax Foundation’s Bush-Era Tax Cuts FAQ.


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