Putting a Face on America’s Tax Returns

What is often missing from the federal tax debate is a real sense of who America’s taxpayers are and how different policies impact their lives. Our Putting a Face on America’s Tax Returns series aims to address that.

How do today’s taxpayers compare to yesterday’s and what shifts should we be aware of? Who really bears the burden of federal taxes? Who benefits from credits and deductions and by how much? How progressive is our current tax system and what role do taxes play in the debate over income inequality?

The posts below are designed to provide taxpayers and legislators with the facts and data necessary to better understand federal tax policy and have an open and productive debate.


Related Articles

New Surtax and Expiring Tax Cuts Could Hit Business Income Simultaneously

New Podcast: Income Redistribution Under President Obama

Income Redistribution Set to Increase Under Obama’s Budget

How Much Does President Obama’s Budget Redistribute Income?

Useful Facts on Who Pays the Nation’s Taxes

E.J. Dionne Defends Obama “The Re-Distributor”

IRS Report Shows the “Rich” Are Not Monolithic

Why is $1 Trillion in Redistribution Not Enough?

Summary of Federal Individual Income Tax Data by State, 2006

New Tax Foundation YouTube Video on Corporate Taxes

Wall Street Journal Echoes Tax Foundation Analysis of New IRS Income Data

Hard Numbers on Obama’s Redistribution Plan

Unique Opportunity Is at Hand for Far-Reaching Federal Tax Reform

Number of Paying and Non-Paying Tax Returns by Type of Return, 2005

Stimulus, Non-Payers, and Class Warfare

Tax Foundation Once Again Refutes Warren Buffett’s Tax Misconceptions

Buffett’s Facts Are Wrong: Top 1% Now Paying Record Level of Taxes

Personalizing the Corporate Income Tax

New Data on Share of Federal Income Taxes Paid by Top 1%, Top 5%…

New Census Data on Income Gives a Welcome Dose of Fact Checking to “Middle-Class” Rhetoric