Individual Income and Payroll Taxes

The U.S. federal individual income tax was enacted in 1913 following the passage of the 16th Amendment. Today, most states and a small number of local and municipal governments also collect income taxes.


Featured Research

Comparing Ordinary Income Tax Rate Proposals by 2020 Presidential Candidates

November 20, 2019

2020 Tax Brackets

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2020 State Business Tax Climate Index

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International Tax Competitiveness Index 2019

October 2, 2019

Senator Sanders Proposes a Tax on “Extreme” Wealth

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Local Income Taxes in 2019

July 30, 2019


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